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U87ai vs Avantone CV12(AKG) vs Rode NT1 vs MXL V67……
Old 26th January 2019
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U87ai vs Avantone CV12(AKG) vs Rode NT1 vs MXL V67……

HI!Hello Gearslutz from Japan.

We compared expensive microphones with cheap microphones on Our SL4000E.
There is Jensen transformer model.

Avantone CV12 (AKG C12 Copy)
Rode NT1
Amazon BM800

and SM58

Each microphone is entered directly into ssl pre, and EQ and dynamics are not used.


Old 28th January 2019
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Hi Music Lab and welcome to GS!

I'll try to listen to this comparison, later today.

With all due respect...

1) This may get moved to the "general" forum (...Too Little Time)
due to the nature of the shootout.

2) I've never found a Chinese made capsule, be of the same quality as
Neumann/Bock/Flea/etc. Still, I'll listen!

BTW IMHO the C12 capsule is incredibly difficult to come close to.

EDIT: As expected the U87, sounded (way) the best IMHO. 2nd place original Rode NT1.

BTW most shootouts include some vocals too. You can hear (here!) how the U87ai is "the standard" for voice over.

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