Baffle Variable vs. Capsule Variable
EM-158- w/ Baffle
OMNI ORTF- w/ Baffle
OMNI ORTF- no Baffle
Cardioid ORTF- no Baffle
The Primo EM-158 high sensitivity condenser microphones used at station two with a baffle provides Stereo space. Test nine station two was recored with Omni (no baffle). Capsule Variable- I appreciated the recording's spatial image less after comparing it to other ORTF test. Similar to the Omni capsules, the Cardioid capsules called attention to the the ten and two positions. There's a significant difference between the two positions for the Cardioids ability to capture the stereo space. There were intruding walls of a side room at the 10 o'clock position and the capsules captured a clear timing difference to the 2 o'clock position where the space of the room was open without the intruding dimension. The use of a baffle called less attention to this and made for a better overall stereo image. This test demonstrates the benefit of using a baffle as the main variable verses a change cardioid and OMNI capsules as being the only variable.