Line Audio CM3 by mahasandi
This microphone is very close in quality to a schoeps mk21 which costs about 10x more???
so what gives well it is actually quite a cool story.
A guy in sweden makes them and has been doing so for decades.
They are low noise high quality wide cardiod (like omni but reject at 180 behind capsule)
I love there detail and imaging is phenomenal.
Many people have debated how this mic can be so cost effective and still sound so f---ing good, and believe me unitl you hear it it is easy to dismiss.
Then you hear it.
Wow the low end is very robust for a sdc and the mids have great detail.
It is very interesting in ortf it has an ability to capture the acoustics and retain imaging that is more vivid and precise then just omni.
The tone is the hardest part to fathom as its very close in family to a schoeps
now of course it is a different mic and has its own qualities, but at its price point I still can not quite believe it.
They are very small mics they are about an inch shorter then a km184 for example.
The perfom well both up close and at a distance, the latter getting much more of the acoustics then just a regular cardiod mic
Im so glad I have a pair and really could not recommend them more they are very flat not character mics but if the room has good sound they have a beautiful tone and pick up the good tones wonderfully.
I would say they are equal to the km184 in noise performance so very good
they come in cool little cases with an adapter and a windscreen.
Get them !!!!