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Neumann BCM 705
Old 24th July 2012
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AllAboutTone's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Neumann BCM 705

Is it me? or is this dynamic mic underrated ? I picked up one used for 400 bucks, have not tried it on a lot of instruments, but rock/metal guitar, I say WOW......
Mic has tight lows and a great mid bite, so much better than the re20 and other mics around that type.
Yes the mic is not pretty and I would agree they could have made it look better.
I am impressed, wonder how it works on outside kick?
And yes I know it was made for voice over.
Old 24th July 2012
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John Willett's Avatar
🎧 10 years
Originally Posted by AllAboutTone ➡️
Is it me? or is this dynamic mic underrated ?
Well, it was designed as a speech mic. for radio stations - hence the design.

The grill is easily removable so that each DJ can have their own grill.

However - many people, like you, have found it great for instrument pick-up.
Old 10th September 2012
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🎧 10 years
Totally agree on this mic. Sounds spectacular on guitar and bass cabs. Sounds decent on bass drum but not anything special. I've tried it on some vocals and acoustic guitar with pleasing results. Very underrated mic, I got mine for $375 used. Same with its condenser counterpart, the bcm 104. I've been using one for a while that I got used for $479 and I've been pleased with its performance on vocals but haven't tried it on anything else as of today.

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