We've made an error in the way the microphone was designated on our
website and literature - the 708 and 709 series microphones are
omni-directionals. Everywhere I've looked, it says "uni-directional"
except on the base of the production microphone itself, which reads
The picture that reads uni-directional on the base of the microphone on
our website is even wrong - that picture was taken (by me...) of an
earlier prototype version of the 708 with a different element installed.
We did not use a uni-directional in the 708.
I'm going to fix the website later this morning. I'm not sure where the
blame lies, but since I proofread both the website copy and the
information sheet enclosed in the product box and took the picture on
the website I suppose I get my share :-)
Scott Robbins W4PA
Peter Connors wrote:
> Together with my excellent O2 I purchased an excellent Ten Tec 708A
> unidirectional microphone which an informal test shows as indeed being a
> cardioid or 'uni-directional' microphone. The Ten Tec website includes a
> graphic at http://images.tentec.com/radio/products/708/708Base.png which
> shows 'UNI-DIRECTIONAL' on the base yet *my* 708A contradicts this,
> having 'OMNI-DIRECTIONAL' printed on it.
> I am awaiting Ten Tec's verdict on this anomaly but I hope this proves
> to be incredibly rare, like a postage stamp printed upside down and will
> eventually be worth millions. Once a provisional valuation has been
> established I will eventually consider bids which recognise the extreme
> rarity of this article (dollars, pounds or euros accepted provided there
> are enough 0s in the figure).
> Pete, G4PLZ
> Or I might just use it...
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