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Author Topic: 7 Mics for Kim Jong Un - Why? What are they?  (Read 5615 times)

hugovanmeijeren

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Re: 7 mics for Kim Jong Un - why? what are they?
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2016, 08:24:22 am »

I own both the M201N(C) as well as the M201TG. The same goes for the M88N(C) and M88TG.
I have not heard any sonical differences between the M201N(C) and M201TG, as far as I can tell, they sound truly identical.

For the M88 on the other hand, it's a different story. There is indeed a rather large difference between the M88N(C) and the M88TG. To my ears, the M88TG pronounces the low end in a rather unpleasant way, it is not smooth by any means. It is also much more sensitive to plopping noises (likely due to the windscreen that relies on a foam insert, instead of the triple metal mesh of the M88N(C)). The M88N(C) has a less pronounced low end and has a much smoother sound all together. It is still very good at reproducing bass instruments though.

Back on topic: I have also wondered why they chose the M201 in North Korea and was maybe even more interested in what the people of Beyerdynamic think of this.  ;) Personally I don't think the M201 is a bad choice for reproducing speech at all, I think it can work perfectly well for that purpose. The only thing is that you shouldn't use more than 1 microphone at a time... But hey, it looks very cool to stand in front of that many microphones.  8)
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Re: 7 mics for Kim Jong Un - why? what are they?
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2016, 12:51:19 pm »

Might be he wants a sound "larger then life" or just something different from the crop.
If all mics are used, there are certainly some sound colorations due to phase cancelations that change when he moves around.
Like a multistage Phaser FX.

Gefell builds a condenser mic line array to improve directivity, used, for example, in the German parliament, the "Bundestag".
This is not 100% comparable, but these 7 mics could point into the same direction.
It's likely that these 7 mics improve the feedback rejection in a PA situation.

And  - what about the "lucky no. 7"?

This is what I was thinking - wired as a line array would give more sensitivity and focus on the speaker with better rejection from the sides.

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Re: 7 mics for Kim Jong Un - why? what are they?
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2018, 07:54:34 pm »

Here is a January 2018 picture of the line-up. New mics, or same as before, but with wind socks?

Considering the recently tightened trade embargo affecting most goods destined for the DRNK: if these mics are new, one wonders how they were legally imported?
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Re: 7 Mics for Kim Jong Un - Why? What are they?
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2018, 11:55:31 am »

They look fatter than those pencil mics he has used.

Sort of like Kim, the only fat person in all of NK.
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Re: 7 Mics for Kim Jong Un - Why? What are they?
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2018, 04:46:38 am »

I'm quite sure those are still the same Beyerdynamic M201 mics (see the typical Beyerdynamic label down the bottom of the mics). This exact type of wind sock is included in the box with every new M201.  ;)

Must have been the same deal: buy 1 get 6 for free. Beyerdynamic order code: M201.DICT-ATOR.starterpack
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Re: 7 Mics for Kim Jong Un - Why? What are they?
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2018, 11:31:17 am »

I am worried for this person who seems to have more microphones than the Dear Leader. Surely that will not go down well.
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Re: 7 Mics for Kim Jong Un - Why? What are they?
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2018, 05:28:40 pm »

He's betting on Lucky 13!
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Re: 7 Mics for Kim Jong Un - Why? What are they?
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2018, 04:45:32 pm »

One dozen (12), not a baker's dozen (13).
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Re: 7 Mics for Kim Jong Un - Why? What are they?
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2018, 05:55:11 pm »

Don't count on the moderator's ability to count!
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