Submitted April 29, 2006 by a customer from yahoo.com
"A rockin' little condenser"
For what it is and what it does, there's nothing bad to be said about this mike. If it were lost, I'd probably replace it with a multi-mode (i.e. cardiod, omni, and figure-8) large diaphragm condenser mic because I'm something of a cheapskate, but if there's a place in your recording setup for a straight-up large diaphragm condenser mic, you should consider it. As it is, I'm going to be sorely tempted next year to get a mate for it for live stereo recording.
Really good, smooth, clear, crisp home studio mic. I've used it with success on male and female vocals and acoustic guitar, with both the outboard Presonus TubePre and the onboard preamps in a Firebox. Great for adding a little low-end "oomph" to small-bodied acoustic guitars. Very, very sensitive--it picks up the sound of the hard drive whirring in my setup.
The shock mount is about as rugged as you'd want one to be. The 10db pad and 80 Hz high-pass filter are both really useful.
Ease of Use
Nothing particularly fancy about this mic. All you need to do is follow basic mic-placement principles and do your recording in a nice quiet room.
This is not a live mic, but given that it's designed for use in a recording studio it seems very solid and well-made. The champagne finish seems a little bit fragile, but that's a slight quibble.
There are cheaper mics out there, but for a quality, do-everything home studio mic it's really hard to imagine beating this one. It doesn't color the sound as much as some of the cheaper (and more expensive, for that matter) mics I tried--or at the very least it colors it nicely. My recording-geek buddy is lusting after one for his vastly better equipped project studio.
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