Rob Danielson 06.2010                        
                                     
                                       
Brand Model Self Noise Sensitivity Polar Pattern Power Street Price Used Price Comments/Notes                      
    for * see comments   O, SC, C, H, W, 8, Multi, Hemi, PZM, P12, P48, B9v,                            
    Binaural, Parabolic, SASS, M-S P=Phantom B=BatteryVolts                            
        Lobar B1.5v                            
                                       
Audio Technica AT4022 8db(A)* 19.9mV/Pa O P48 $260.00   * Replacment for AT3032. Found to have self-noise performance of about 8dB(A) and more response <50 Hz in listening comparison test with AT3032.                      
Audio Technica AT4021 14 dB(A) 19.9 mV/Pa C P48 $300.00 $450.00                        
Audio Technica AT4033a/SM 17 dB(A) 25 mV/Pa C P48 $450.00                          
Audio Technica AT4050ST Mid15dB(A) Side17dB(A) 15mV/Pa MS Sterep M-S and X-Y P48 $1,300.00                          
Audio Technica AT3032 8dB(A)* 19.9mV/Pa 0 P11-P52 $160.00   The AT-3032 was discontinued in 2008. *The model was tested by Eric Benjamin and found to have self-noise of 8dB(A)                      
Audio Technica BP4025 14 dB(A) 25.1 mV/Pa Stereo X-Y LDC 11-52 Volts P                            
Audio Technica BP4027 Mid/Side22/26dB(A) Mid/Side31/20mV/Pa M-S (Line Cardioid, 8) 11-52 Volts P                            
Audio Technica U841A 21 dB(A) 11 mV/Pa O Boundary B1.5v / 11-52 Volts P                            
CAD ES100S 3.7 dB(A)* 28 mV/Pa C P48     *Measurement of FET without mic capsule in circuit. In-field noise performance will probably vary                      
CAD M-179 11 dB(A) 16 mV/Pa O.C,8 P48 $200.00                          
Danish Pro Audio 4006 15 dB(A) 10 mV/Pa O P48 $1,650.00                          
Danish Pro Audio 4011 19 dB(A) 10 mV/Pa C P48 $1,900.00                          
Danish Pro Audio 4060 mini lav 23 dB(A) 20 mV/Pa O P48 $500.00                          
Hebden HS3020 17 dB(A) 25 mV/Pa O P48                            
Neumann KM 183 16 dB(A) 12 mV/Pa O P48 $800.00                          
Neumann KM 184 16 dB(A) 15 mV/Pa C P48 $730.00                          
Neumann KU-100 16 dB(A) 20 mV/Pa Binaural Dummy Head P48 $6,000.00                          
Neumann TLM 103 7 dB(A) 21 mV/Pa C P48 $750.00                          
Neumann U 87 Ai 12 dB(A) 28 mV/Pa O, C, 8 P48 $2,700.00                          
Neumann KM83 20 dB(A) 7 mV/Pa O                              
Octava MK-012 18 dB(A) 10 mV/Pa O,C,H P48 $120.00                          
Panasonic WM61a capsule 32 dB(A) 28 mV/Pa O B9v; 3.5mm PIP                            
PIPMics MM1 / EM172 14 dB(A)* 38 mV/Pa O - made to order PIP     *Primo suppllied factory spec. Contact PIPMics for configuration availabilities                      
Primo EM23 14 dB(A)* 10 mV/Pa O PIP   *With Telinga FET configuration. Factory suggested FET produces higher self-noise.                      
Primo EM158 20 dB(A) 28 mV/Pa O PIP $0.00                          
Primo EM172 14 dB(A)* 38 mV/Pa O PIP $0.00   *Self-noise of about 14dB(A) in Telinga Packaging. Eric Benjamin measured 17dB(A) for stock PIP use.                      
Pearl MS8 18 dB(A) 20 mV/Pa M-S P30-48 $2,000.00                          
Rde Classic 32 dB(A) 13 mV/Pa O,W.C.H.8 Dedicated Power Supply $1,600.00                          
Rde M3 21 dB(A) 10 mV/Pa C P24-48 or B9v                            
Rde NTV 20 dB(A) 15 mV/Pa C Special $1,500.00                          
Rode NT2-A 7 dB(A) 16 mV/Pa C,O,8 P48 $370.00   28 ounces, -5dB & -10dB roll-off and three variable high pass filters                      
Rde NT2000 7 dB(A) 16 mV/Pa C,0,8 P48 $600.00   28 ounces, -5dB & -10dB roll-off and three variable high pass filters                      
Rde NT1 17 dB(A) 18 mV/Pa C P48 $200.00                          
Rde NT1-A 5.5 dB(A) 25 mV/Pa C P48 $200.00 $0.00 11 ozs.                      
Rode NT1000 6 dB(A) 16 mV/Pa C P24, P48 $300.00   Raimund Specht computed self noise at 16dB(A) . Based on my experience this is a generous figure. I'd say above 20 dB(A)                      
Rde NT3 17 dB(A) 12 mV/Pa U p48/B9v $150.00 $0.00                        
Rde NT4 stereo 16 dB(A) 12 mV/Pa C P12, P24, P48, B9v $450.00                          
Rde NT5 16 dB(A) 12 mV/Pa C P18, P24, P48 $300.00                          
Rode NT55 15 dB(A) 16 mV/Pa O, C P48 $360.00                          
Rde NT6 19 dB(A) 16 mV/Pa C P24-48 $320.00                          
Rde NTG-1 18 dB(A) 15 mV/Pa SC P44-52v $200.00                          
Rde NTG-2 18 dB(A) 15 mV/Pa SC P44-52v or .B1.5v $250.00                          
Rde NTG-3 13 dB(A) 31.6 mV/Pa SC P24-48 $700.00                          
Rde StereoVideoMic SVM 20 dB(A) " 6.3 mV/Pa C - Stereo X-Y B9v $250.00   * Earlier models specified 15 dB(A) self-noise                      
Rode VideoMic 20 dB(A) 15 mV/Pa SC B9v $150.00                          
Samson C02 22 dB(A) 10 mV/Pa C P48 $60.00                          
Samson CO3 23 dB(A) 10 mV/Pa C,O,8 P48 $99.00                          
Sanken CS-1     H, very short shotgun   $700.00                          
Schoeps MK 3/CMC6 16 dB(A) 10 mV/Pa O P12, P48 $1,100.00                          
Schoeps MK 6/CMC6 18 dB(A) 10 mV/Pa O,C,8 P12, P48 $1,800.00                          
Schoeps MK 8/CMC6 19 dB(A) 10 mV/Pa 8 P12, P48                            
Schoeps MK 4/CMC6 16 dB(A) 13 mV/Pa C P12, P48 $1,050.00                          
Schoeps MK40/CMC6     C   $1,150.00                          
Schoeps MK 41/CMC6 16 dB(A) 13 mV/Pa H P12, P48 $1,000.00                          
Schoeps MK 5/CMC6 16 dB(A) 13 mV/Pa O,C P12, P48 $1,300.00                          
Schoeps MK 2/CMC6 11 dB(A) 15 mV/Pa O P12, P48                            
Schoeps CMC-5/MK-41 15 dB(A) 13 mV/Pa Supercardioid P12, P48 $1,200.00                          
Schoeps BLM3 19 dB(A) 12 mV/Pa Hemi PZM   $660.00                        
SE Electronics SE-1 18 dB(A) 10 mV/Pa C P48 $100.00                          
SE Electronics SE1a 17dB(A) 10 mV/Pa C P48 $120.00                          
Sennheiser MKH 20 10 dB(A) 25 mV/Pa O P48 $1,300.00 $0.00                        
Sennheiser MKH 30 13 dB(A) 25 mV/Pa 8 P48                            
Sennheiser MKH 40 12 dB(A) 25 mV/Pa C P48 $1,350.00                          
Sennheiser MKH 50 12 dB(A) 25 mV/Pa SC P48 $1,600.00                          
Sennheiser MKH 80 10 dB(A) 40 mV/Pa O, W, C, H (super-cardioid), 8 P48                            
Sennheiser ME62 15 dB(A) 31 mV/Pa O P48 or B                            
Sennheiser ME64 17 dB(A) 30 mV/Pa C   $375.00                          
Sennheiser ME 65 26 dB(A) 6 mv/Pa SC                              
Sennheiser ME 80 CCIR-2:>67dB 5mv/Pa SC                              
Sennheiser K6/ME66 10 dB(A) 50 mV/Pa H (super-cardioid/lobar) P48 or B $560.00                          
Sennheiser K6/ME67 10 dB(A) 50 mV/Pa H (lobar, long gun) P48 or B $620.00                          
Sennheiser MKH-60 6 dB(A) 40 mV/Pa H (super-cardioid/lobar) P48                            
Sennheiser MKH-70 5 dB(A) 50 mV/Pa H (super-cardioid/lobar) P48 $1,850.00                          
Sennheiser MKH-800 10 dB(A) 40 mV/Pa O, W, C, H (super-cardioid), 8 P48                            
Sennheiser MKH-416 13 dB(A) 25 mV/Pa H (super-cardioid/lobar) P48 $1,350.00                          
Sennheiser MKH 418 S 14 dB(A* 25 mV/Pa* M-S (cardioid Lobar/Figure 8) P48 $1,600.00                          
Sennheiser MKH-815     H P48                            
Sennheiser MKH-816 17 dB(A) 40 mV/Pa H (super-cardioid/lobar) P48 $1,600.00                          
Sennheiser MKH 110 15 dB(A) 20 mV/Pa O B (8V, pos ground)                            
Sennhesier MKH-30/40 M-S 13/12 dB(A) 25/25 mV/Pa M-S Combo omni/8 P48                            
Sennhesier MKH-30/60 M-S 13/6 dB(A) 25/40 mV/Pa M-S Combo Short Shotgun, 8 P48                            
Sennhesier MKH-30/70 M-S 13/5 dB(A) 25/50 mV/Pa M-S Combo Short Shotgun, 8 P48                            
Sennhesier MKH-80/80 M-S 10 dB(A) 40/40 mV/Pa M-S Combo dual multipattern P48                            
Sennheiser MKH-20 SASS Enclos 10 dB(A) 29 mV/Pa* Binaural (quasi) P48                            
Shure KSM32 13 dB(A) 16 mV/Pa C P48 $550.00                          
Shure KSM27 14 dB(A) 28 mV/Pa C                              
Shure WL-183 22 dB(A) 29 mV/Pa O 5 to 9 Vdc or PIP $100.00   Requires C122 cable for use with PIP inputs; dynamic range 102dB; Simple PIP wiring directions: http://www.uwm.edu/~type/Mic%20Preamps/ShureWR-183WiringNoTA4M's.jpg                      
Shure WL-184 27 dB(A) 25 mV/Pa S-C 5 to 9 Vdc or PIP $100.00   SuperCardioid; Requires C122 cable for use with PIP inputs; dynamic range 102dB; Simple PIP wiring directions: http://www.uwm.edu/~type/Mic%20Preamps/ShureWR-183WiringNoTA4M's.jpg                  
Shure WL-185 28 dB(A) 25 mV/Pa C 5 to 9 Vdc or PIP $100.00   Requires C122 cable for use with PIP inputs; dynamic range 102dB; Simple PIP wiring directions: http://www.uwm.edu/~type/Mic%20Preamps/ShureWR-183WiringNoTA4M's.jpg                      
Shure KSM-44 7 dB(A) 28 mV/Pa** C.O.8 P48     ** Sensitivity Cardiod 28mv/Pa: Omni:14mv/pa\PA amd Fig 8:16mv/PA Review: http://mixonline.com/mag/audio_shure_ksm_3/                      
Shure VP88 stereo 24 dB(A) .5mV/Pa M-S P48 1000                          
Sontroniics STC-1 16 dB(A) 12 mV/Pa C P48                            
Sony ECM-44B 32 dB(A) 2mV/Pa O                              
Sony ECM-77 lavalier 30 dB(A) 2mV/Pa O P48 $230.00                        
Sony ECM-678 16 dB(A) 30 mV/Pa S-C P12-48 $700.00                          
Sony ECM-DS70P 34dB(A) 10mV/Pa "T " bar Stereo PIP $60.00                          
Sony ECM-672 22 dB(A) 6 mv/Pa S-C B__v $575.00                          
Sony ECM-MS907 stereo 30 dB(A) 1mV/Pa M-S B 1.5 volts $70.00                          
Sony ECM-MS957 stereo 25 dB(A) 8 mV/Pa M-S B 1.5 volts $200.00                          
Sony ECM-959 stereo 25 dB(A) needs computing* M-S Battery                            
Sony ECM-MS5     M-S variable angle Battery? $1,450.00                          
Sony ECM-999PR     M-S B1,5V $370.00                        
Soundman OKM II K binaural 32 dB(A) 260mV/Pa or 50mV/Pa* Binaural                              
Studio Projects B1 12 dB(A) C P48 $80.00                          
Studio Projects C1 17 dB(A) 14 mV/Pa C P48 $199.00                          
Studio Projects C4 16 dB(A) 12 mV/Pa C ,0 (dual caps) P48 $150.00   $300 matched pair; Interchangeable capsules; 3.3 oz. High pass filter,                      
Superflux CM-H8K 22 dB(A) 10 C P48 $75.00                          
Telinga "Clip Ons" 14 dB(A)* >32 mV/Pa O PIP     Primo EM172 capsules in pairs providing 14 dB(A) self-noise performance                      
Telinga Pro 5 / DAT Stereo 12-13 dB(A)   parabolic, stereo, PZM multicapsule                              
Telinga Pro 5 /Dual Science     parabolic, dual capsule, one facing out, one in PIP                            
Telinga EM-23 14 dB(A) 10 mV/Pa O       Primo cap outfitted with FET 2SK170.