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Re: Shure SM7b, Electrovoice RE20 or Neumann TLM103?

Postby Random Guitarist » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:42 pm

Apologies, just realised you have gone for the SM7 so the words below are irrelevant, I don't doubt you'll be very happy with it.

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I'd definitely suggest taking a close look at the Aston Stealth. It's a dynamic with a built-in set of alternate voicings, and a preamp that detects phantom power. Sound is very good for the price. It looks very cool, it even lights up. On shoot outs for new projects quite a few people prefer it to the other mics I like to use for vocals (MD441, Brauner Phantom and Bock 195. All good mics in their own right)

I would replace it instantly if it failed. But of course this is all IMHO and YMMV
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Re: Shure SM7b, Electrovoice RE20 or Neumann TLM103?

Postby jellyjim » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:32 pm

My first efforts with my new mic (used just on vocal) though there's quite a lot of processing so whether anyone would know it's an SM7b I'm not sure

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Very happy with the Shure, thanks all :thumbup:
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Re: Shure SM7b, Electrovoice RE20 or Neumann TLM103?

Postby Darren Lynch » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:24 pm

The OP asked about the MD441 - in 2020 I'd take a new SM7b over a used MD441 for male vocals. I do own a 441. It's a lovely mic. So many second hand examples have a tell-tale drum stick-sized dent in them...
Sam Spoons - Of course you have it right about the SM7 and room reflections. The recessed capsule means that just in front of the grille has the singer at a much closer working distance than the 10-12 inches recommended for a condenser. There is no magical 'rejection'.
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Re: Shure SM7b, Electrovoice RE20 or Neumann TLM103?

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:34 pm

Sorry Darren, not attempting to teach Granny here just clarifying for the benefit of a potential newb finding the thread in the future. :thumbup:
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Re: Shure SM7b, Electrovoice RE20 or Neumann TLM103?

Postby Darren Lynch » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:58 pm

All is cool. No need to qualify your worthy remarks. :D
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Re: Shure SM7b, Electrovoice RE20 or Neumann TLM103?

Postby jellyjim » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:59 pm

Darren Lynch wrote:All is cool. No need to qualify your worthy remarks. :D

Indeed not!

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