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Old 2nd January 2022 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Dan Popp ➡️
When I hear an M49 what I notice is the "effortlessness" of the mic. Early Norah Jones records, Blind Boys of Alabama... the mic just gets out of the way. All other mics seem slightly constrained by comparison.

I'm a fan of the M149 but I think all these mic manufacturers should quit using "classic mic" numbers to name their mics. It just creates too much potential for disappointment.
Exactly. The 149 is fine. It's just overpriced, and should not have been claimed as relation to the 49. Same with the C12VR. It's a great mic, and can be gotten for decent prices used, but sounds nothing like a C12, so people trash it, not understand what its strengths are.