What is a stereo matched pair?

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by likea45, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. likea45

    likea45 Guest

    I know this may be a silly question, especialy coming from someone like myself whos been recording for a few years now.

    I am about to purchase a "stereo matched pair" of mics. They also sell the same mic alone, I want to use these new mics for overheads but also use one of them for vocals and such...I guess my question is - would them being a matched pair stop me from using them independantly.

    I'm not totaly farmiliar with this nomanclature although I see all the time.

    Thanks.


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  2. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Member

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    Stereo matched pair means the frequency response on both mics are close, if not equal!!! Different manufacturers specify different tolerances.

    Of course you can use one at a time.
    If it's a high end mic manufacturer, you can read the repose chart on individual mics, and make your own matched pair without paying the premium.
     
  3. HansAm

    HansAm Active Member

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    This varries alot.

    CHEAP stuff = could be anything.

    OR for someone a "match pair" is two mics from the same production party.

    In, probaby more rare cases, the matched pair is actually tested and matched...
     
  4. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

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    Help us out here...
    What mics are they?

    This can make a difference as different manufacturers match mics using varying techniques.
     
  5. likea45

    likea45 Guest

    The mic is called a FATHEAD II by cascade microphones.

    The price isnt high - but the review in tape op was very favorable and some decent names seem to use them.

    Check them out here:

    http://www.cascademicrophones.com/cascade_FAT HEAD.html
     

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