> The behavior of any transducer that is reasonably free of
> distortion is described by its frequency response (and phase
> behavior). It is just obfuscation to say it isn't.
"Regarding the sound of a mirophone:
With the aid of comprehensive technical data in accordance with existing
standards, we endeavour to provide customers with extensive information
concerning individual microphones.
Nonetheless, even with a great deal of additional data, we realise that
we can never really describe the sound of a microphone.
Serious customers always take into account the directional
characteristics, sensitivity, dynamics, and self-noise values, for
example, in addition to the frequency response.
However, unfortunately such important aspects as the impulse response of
a microphone do not appear in any standard.
In fact, a microphone is a three-dimensional sensor that converts sound
into electrical signals in the frequency and time domains.
Thus, the frequency response represents only one aspect of the overall
properties of a microphone.
This fact also indicates the weakness of microphone modellers that
cannot model the impulse response of a microphone or its behaviour in
three dimensional space.
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