I know that some people may be upset on principle - and to a certain degree I sympathise -
but after thinking it over and having a chat with various people who are used to this kind
of thing, I think that I'd be ok living with this. I don't consider it a show-stopper
really. The question is whether the ramp up in gain is in an area that will be used a lot.
I don't own any mics that require a huge amount of gain (although I would like to try some
ribbons at some point) and I tend to close mic when working. Plus the ramp up is a little
more extreme than I'd expect, but not totally unworkable. I think that I can consider this
a 'quirk' rather than a complete failure.
Saying that, if it is possible to fix
then I'd probably go down the path. But I won't lose any sleep if it isn't. I love the
sound and the features on this (and the price) which is what is important to me.
Veni, Vidi, Aesculi
(I came, I saw, I conkered)