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PCC-160 & PCC-170


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#1 sigir

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 07:22 AM

I've used some PCC-160 and some PCC-170SW for sound reinforcement for theatre. In the headphone I hear very few differences 160 vs 170. On the docs, the "vertical plan polar response" (PCC-160 fig-2) and the   laugh.gif  "horizontal plan polar response" (PCC-170 fig-2) are the same or so. The PCC-160 has not the other plan.

Is PCC-160 really better for theatre? If yes, why?

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#2 DGlass

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 11:12 AM

The PCC160 and the 170 are very close in performance to each other except for the body of the microphones.
The PCC-160 has an all metal body making it great for the front of a stage were it might get stepped on. As a matter of fact I used to do a demo where I would balance on one foot bouncing on the PCC-160 and then plug it in and talk to it. If you did that with the PCC-170 you would crush the microphone. It was made for to be a little smaller and more decorative for use were the PCC160 might not need to be as ruggedized-like on board room conference tables, lecterns and alters.

Either microphone would work well on the front of the stage for stage micing depending on if you can keep people from accidentally stepping on them.
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