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I'm currently building my field recording/wildlife rig. I have a matched pair of B&K4006s and wonder if anyone has experience of using these in the field. Should I hold on to them or sell them and replace with something else?
My current arsenal includes:
Sennheiser 416 and ME66 with K-6.
Telinga parabola with stereo dat mic.
Matched pair of AKG 414s.
Microtech Gefell UMT70S.
Any advice would be gratefully received!
I asked a similar question here and there was a good link to a Nagra article involving the B&Ks: LINK
I used a pair for some nature recording recently, through a Sound Devices 442. There was wonderful clarity to them when I did some general forest ambience gathering. Really captured the tone of birdsong well.
I found using them in exceptionally quiet areas would uncover their self noise a bit though. But a minor trade off.
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I would hang on to the 4006s as they are excellent mics and ideally suited for atmos recording.