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Old 28th December 2002
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ADK microphones opinions??/

Do these belong in a High end thread??
Do you like em , dislike em?? Where are they useful
Would they make good(budget) partners with a TLM 103
Should I just wait and buy better???
Are they crap????
Old 28th December 2002
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I have 2 ADK A51 series II...They are very usable and see a lot of action on male vocals, overheads, and occassionally as guitar amp mics for clean stuff. The shockmounts that came with mine are pretty cheesy, though.

$325 for the pair...I think mine were a good choice. I don' think they are viewed as 'hi-end,' though, although I choose them for many things over the much higher priced stuff...
Old 29th December 2002
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DigitMus's Avatar
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I'm not a big fan of their solid state mics, (not that they're bad for the money, but they won't give the big boys anything to worry about). Having said that, I find their A51tc (tube, fixed cardioid) a little gem at any price. I think I payed a little over $500 for it, and would gladly have paid double that. It particularly shines on acoustic guitars, and on some male voices I choose it over mics costing thousands more. "Better" is always subjective (and it's not an all-purpose mic), but having heard most of the under $1000 mics that make claims to hang with the big boys, I would recommend the A51tc.

Old 30th December 2002
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sonic dogg's Avatar
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I have 2 adk a51's and 2 adk cd-1 small condensers...i like em both...where they really shine is on acoustic instruments and they react quite well through a good mic pre-amp.....and at under $400 for all 4 mics these are great bargains as they sound as good as many mics twice the price....no, they probably aren't 'high-end'.........but the big boys on here dont usually flame folks for things like this.....err...do they??
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