Below the results of the three 1/4″ Class 2 measurement microphones shootout mentioned earlier in Part-1.
A Neutrik (NTI) 3382 was used as reference.
Measurement Microphones tested:
- MicW i436, available in The Netherlands at € 91,- incl. VAT
- iSEMic 725TR, available in The Netherlands and Germany at € 185,- incl. VAT
- Dayton iMM-6, available in The Netherlands at € 24,- incl. VAT
All microphones were calibrated (@ 94 dB), frequency correction files loaded (for the Neutrik, iSEMic and Dayton, MicW does not provide a frequency calibration file for the i436) and placed 0.5 meter and 1 meter from the Pink Noise source, a 4″ ribbon and 15″ woofer loaded full-range Philips VN3100-25 cabinet (OEM Stage Accompany SA4525).
All spectrum measurements were taken with Smaart v7 DI which was configurated as follows:
- Both channels did have a measurement microphone attached
- To automatically set the the delay the “Track” button was enabled
- Averaging set a 2 sec
- Banding set a 1/24 (iSEMic and MicW) and 1/48 (Dayton)
- Pink Noise used as test signal
Because a picture is worth more then a thousand words I’ve put the results of the shootout as screenshots.
Conclusions, pros and cons of the three measuring microphones can be found at Part-3.
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