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    Samar Audio TF10

    Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

    For their newest project, Samar Audio set themselves the challenge of creating the ideal cardioid microphone. Have they succeeded?

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    Warm Audio WA-251

    Multi-pattern Valve Capacitor Microphone

    Telefunken's ELA M 251 is considered by many to be the Holy Grail of vocal mics — but at 10 grand a pop, owning one is a mere aspiration for most of us. Enter Warm Audio...

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    DPA 2028

    Handheld Capacitor Microphone

    DPA's stage mics have long been held in high regard, but they've also been priced out of reach of many. Until now...

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    Microtech Gefell M102

    Large-diaphragm Omnidirectional Microphone

    Measurement mics are necessarily neutral and accurate, and that's often just what you want when recording music too. Gefell's newest offering, based around a measurement capsule, has those characteristics in abundance.

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    Sennheiser XSW-D Vocal Set

    Digital Wireless Microphone System

    This wireless system combines supreme ease of use with the quality for which Sennheiser are known.

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    Rode TF-5

    Stereo Capacitor Microphone Set

    Developed in conjunction with renowned recording engineer Tony Faulkner, Rode's new stereo miking kit is intended not just to compete with the established competition, but to better it. Have they succeeded?

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    Lewitt LCT 140 Air & LCT 040 Match

    Small-diaphragm Capacitor Microphones

    If you're looking for mics that'll handle almost any recording task without breaking the bank, Lewitt's newest offerings could be just the thing.

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    Warm Audio WA-84

    Small-diaphragm Capacitor Microphone

    Many engineers believe that Neumann's classic KM84 has never been bettered. Have Warm Audio produced an affordable alternative?

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    sE Electronics RNT | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    Listen to the audio examples that accompany the RNT test report.

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    Austrian Audio OC818 & OC18

    Capacitor Microphones

    Austrian Audio may be a new name, but their first mics have an unrivalled pedigree. Are these the true heirs of AKG's classic C414 EB?

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    Earthworks SR314

    Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

    Earthworks' new stage vocal mic offers excellent specs, and sounds every bit as classy as it looks!

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    sE Electronics RNT

    Multi-pattern Valve Microphone

    This premium studio microphone is the result of a long-standing collaboration between mic-makers sE and legendary studio equipment designer Rupert Neve.

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    Apogee HypeMiC

    USB Microphone

    With its built-in analogue compressor, Apogee's latest USB mic aims to give you radio-ready recordings straight out of the box.

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    Audix DP7

    Drum Microphone Kit

    With its world-class mics, rugged carry case and comprehensive accessories, Audix's DP7 is a one-stop shop for drum recording.

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    Extinct Audio BMx2 & Black Ops

    Ribbon Microphones

    Extinct Audio's excellent BM9 ribbon mic is now joined by a stereo version, and a ruggedised edition designed for loud sources. We put them to the test.

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    Blue Microphones Ember

    Side-address Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

    Designed both with both podcasters and home-studio owners on tighter budgets in mind, Blue's Ember is a transformerless, fixed...

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    Sontronics Sigma 2 & Delta 2 Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    Having been impressed with how both microphones performed on a number of sources, our reviewer produced these WAV audio examples so you can hear the results for yourself.

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    Sontronics Sigma 2 & Delta 2

    Active Ribbon Microphones

    The Sontronics range of phantom‑powered ribbon mics have just been given a major overhaul. We put them to work in a real-world recording session.

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    Luke Audio AL-Y56

    Valve Microphone & Capsule Set

    Luke Audio's new valve microphone provides three classic capsule options at a highly affordable price. Is it too good to miss, or too good to be true?

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    Aston Stealth

    Dynamic Microphone

    Aston's capacitor mics are fast becoming popular in the studio, and with its four voicing options and built-in preamp, their first ever dynamic model looks set to follow suit!

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    DPA d:screet 6000 Series

    Sub‑miniature Microphones

    DPA have been leaders in the tiny-microphone market for years, but their new 6000 Series takes 'miniature' to a new level.

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