In 2010 there was some chatter on the listservs about a (smaller & cheaper) set of low-noise mics from Telinga , as well as a similar system from Mike Rooke at . (Store now closed.) It seems as though another Primo capsule is at the heart of these new mics (based on the low noise mic spreadsheet (xls file) maintained by Rob Danielson ). It’s the EM172 ( pdf datasheet ) and it has a FET already built-in, so it behaves just like the trusty old Panasonic WM-61a (except not noisy!) Mike has a fantastic blog featuring extensive mic-building experiments with sound clips, explanations, and measurements.
“Italian Fascism in Color” is refreshingly fair in dealing with its subject. Not all things Mussolini did were bad, as the film quickly points out. Indeed, Mussolini won praise all over the world for improving living standards for Italians and making peace between Italy and the Vatican. A strong case is made that the Fascists were not as repressive in Italy as were the Nazis in Germany and Communists in Russia. The film shows Mussolini’s downfall came when he grasped for more power. As dictator, he went unchecked and began making disastrous decisions regarding Italy’s economy and entering the war on the side of Hitler.