The performance requirements of a studio-quality condenser microphone are reviewed in light of present recording, broadcast, and sound reinforcement practice. Consideration is given to both electroacoustical performance and environmental stability. A condenser transducer is described which makes use of refined electret technology and demonstrates performance advantages over similar conventional, externally biased configurations. The details of a new RLC -lossy ladder- acoustical phase shift network are presented in basic terms as applied to the design of a cardioid unidirectional microphone. Finally a unique impedance conversion electronics section is described in terms of noise level, load driving capability, distortion, and environmental stability.
Bevan, William R.; Schulein, Robert B.; Seeler, Charles E.
Affiliation: Shure Brothers Incorporated, Evanston, IL
JAES Volume 26 Issue 12 pp. 947-957; December 1978
Publication Date: December 1, 1978
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