Royer SF-12 with Fetheads vs. Royer SF-24

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  1. pcrecord

    pcrecord Quality recording seeker ! Distinguished Member

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    Ah ! Yes that's the difference.. thanks Bos..
     
  2. audiokid

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    Bos, what tags would I add to define this example: passive microphones , active microphones ?
     
  3. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

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    It's a bit hard to say. Certainly the SF12 is a passive microphone, but to call the SF24 active would in my mind be a misnomer. It's active in the sense that it needs power in order to output a signal, but the power is not used in the process of changing sound into an electrical signal as it would be in a voltage-polarized capacitor (condenser) microphone. I suppose it's no different from an electret condenser, so if you would call those active, then the SF24 is similar. I prefer to think of it as a ribbon (passive) microphone but with a built-in signal booster.
     
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