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    Warm Audio WA‑87 R2

    Large-diaphragm Capacitor Microphone

    Warm Audio’s revised take on the Neumann U87 gets even closer to the real thing.

    Reviews May 2021
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    Warm Audio WA‑87 R2 | Audio Examples

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    Audio examples to accompany our May 2021 review of the Warm Audio WA-87 R2 capacitor mic.

    Reviews May 2021
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    Melodium 42Bn

    Ribbon Microphone

    A French classic is reborn.

    Reviews . May 2021
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    Shure MV7

    USB & XLR Dynamic Microphone

    Shure’s new podcasting mic delivers pro sound quality in a consumer‑friendly package.

    Reviews May 2021
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    Golden Gear: AKG D19

    Dynamic Microphone

    We kick off a new series profiling classic studio equipment with a look at a humble dynamic mic that has passed into Liverpudlian legend.

    Reviews . May 2021
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    miniDSP ambiMIK-1

    Ambisonic Microphone

    This USB microphone provides an affordable entry point into the world of Ambisonic recording.

    Reviews . Apr 2021
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    Sony ECM-100

    Small-diaphragm Capacitor Microphones

    We put Sony’s classy ‘hi‑res’ instrument mics to the test.

    Reviews . Apr 2021
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    Telefunken TF11 FET: Audio Examples

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    These audio examples accompany April 2021's review of the Telefunken TF11 FET microphone.

    Reviews Apr 2021
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    Telefunken TF11 FET

    Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

    We try out Telefunken’s affordable take on an Austrian classic.

    Reviews . Apr 2021
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    Legendary Studio Mics You Can Still Buy New

    True Originals

    Classic equipment doesn’t have to be old and unreliable. Many famous studio microphones are still current products...

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    Audix A131 & A133

    Large-diaphragm Capacitor Microphones

    We try out two diminutive studio mics from respected US brand Audix.

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    Earthworks Icon Pro

    Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

    Earthworks throw their hat into the podcasting ring, with the chic and refined Icon Pro.

    Reviews . Mar 2021
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    JZ Microphones BB29

    Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

    Boutique Latvian company JZ Microphones have earned a reputation for their classy mics, and their latest design doesn’t disappoint.

    Reviews Feb 2021
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    Scope Labs Periscope

    Omnidirectional Microphone

    With its built‑in compressor set to ‘smash’, the Periscope earns its place in more sessions than you’d think.

    Reviews Feb 2021
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    Griffon Fuzzyphone

    Dynamic Microphone

    Griffon’s new Fuzzyphone is part microphone, part fuzzbox!

    Reviews Jan 2021
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    Mojave MA-50 Audio Examples

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    The MP3 audio files on this page accompany the review of the Mojave MA-50 in SOS December 2020.

    Reviews Dec 2020
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    Mojave MA-50

    Cardioid Microphone

    Mojave’s most affordable mic yields great results on a wide range of sources.

    Reviews Dec 2020
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    PreSonus PM-2

    Stereo Microphone Kit

    The PM‑2 set offers quality stereo capture for those on a budget.

    Reviews Nov 2020
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    United Audio Technologies UT FET 47 | Audio Examples

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    These audio files accompany our review of the United Studio Technologies UT FET47 mic.

    Reviews Nov 2020
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    Aston Element

    Cardioid Microphone

    The newest mic from the Aston stable offers remarkable performance at a surprisingly low price.

    Reviews Nov 2020
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    UST UT FET 47 condenser microphone

    United Studio Technologies UT FET 47

    Cardioid Condenser Microphone

    UST’s debut large diaphragm condenser mic is a homage to one of the best‑known solid‑state designs around. We put it up against the real thing.

    Reviews Nov 2020

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