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mic choice...no man's land between U195 and AT?
Old 23rd May 2006
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mic choice...no man's land between U195 and AT?

Hi folks,

I just lost my U195...(had to have an R84...the thing kills me!). In any case, I still need a decent condenser, I just don't want the bag-o-potato-chips sound of a condenser. I don't have a way to listen to many of these, unfortunately.

Can you think of a mic that has a little less warmth than the U195, but isn't really zippy like a AT 4050?

Old 23rd May 2006
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AT 4047 thumbsup
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Second vote for the 4047. I use this mic regularly and IMO it is the best microphone you can buy for under $1000 USD. I find it to be exceptionally accurate and revealing; it is more on the bright side of the spectrum, but not annoyingly bright. The best part is that in most parts of the world you can find somewhere to demo one if you don't believe me (and why should you? trust your ears).

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I'll third the 4047! I have a e47, ELUX251, a couple 4050's and I think the 4047 keeps up quite nicely! It's got "that" sound. I'll use it for vocals anyday and it's my go to mic for electric guitar and FOKheh
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
Another vote for the 4047. Also way under a grand is the Shure KSM44. I find it a little more detailed and open sounding than the 4047 and I usually prefer it for female vox. Definitely prefer both of these to U195 for most vocals and acoustic guitar.

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