Spaced pair

stereo microphone technique where two or more microphones are pointed directly at the source, separated by two feet or more, according to the width of the sound stage. Depending on the mic-to-source distance, this method can provide an extremely wide (occasionally exaggerated) stereo perspective. (It is possible to move one mic forward a bit to equalize balance without sacrificing phase or stereo image.) While spaced mics produce the widest stereo image, they can suffer poor mono compatibility. The use of more than two microphones is called a spaced array. Spaced microphone techniques can use either omnidirectional microphones or directional microphones. See coincident pairnear-coincident pairspaced microphone recordingFaulkner array.

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