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SM2 on overheads
Old 22nd January 2009
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SM2 on overheads

How close can you get to the drums without worry of capsule damage? I'm recording an enthusiastic jazz drummer. Neumann recommends 1.5 meters - that's almost 5 feet. I have already used is at about three feet above the drums in an x/y pattern with good results. The mic is rated to 121db's but I don't know if that is a distortion figure or a damage figure. Should I worry?
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