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    Rode NTG5

    Shotgun Microphone

    Rode's new NTG5 makes pro-quality location recording more affordable than ever.

    Reviews . February 2020
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    Telefunken Alchemy Series | Audio Examples

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    These audio files accompany the review of the Telefunken Alchemy Series microphones in SOS March 2020.

    Reviews February 2020
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    Telefunken Alchemy Series

    Valve Microphones

    Telefunken's newest range of mics combines vintage sound with modern styling.

    Reviews . February 2020
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    Roswell Mini K87

    Cardioid Capacitor Microphone

    This fixed cardioid–pattern Mini K87 is designed to have a more neutral voicing than the company's Mini K47, but still with a hint of vintage character.

    Reviews January 2020
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    Ocean Way RM1-B

    Active Ribbon Microphone

    This stunning, hand–crafted ribbon mic is as much a work of art as it is a no–compromise recording tool.

    Reviews January 2020
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    Vanguard Audio Labs V1S+Lolli Audio Examples

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    Check out these audio files that accompany our review.

    Reviews January 2020
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    Vanguard Audio Labs V1S+Lolli

    Stereo Microphone Set

    With no fewer than eight capsules and a full complement of accessories, this stereo mic kit from Californian newcomers Vanguard offers versatility, quality and affordability in abundance.

    Reviews . January 2020
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    AEA KU5A

    Unidirectional Ribbon Microphone

    Inspired by RCA's BK5, AEA's latest mic combines classic ribbon tone with a supercardioid polar pattern.

    Reviews . December 2019
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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?

    Reviews . November 2019
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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...

    Reviews . October 2019
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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...

    Reviews September 2019
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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.

    Reviews September 2019
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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?

    Reviews September 2019
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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.

    Reviews September 2019
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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.

    Reviews August 2019
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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?

    Reviews August 2019
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    sE Electronics RNT | Audio Examples

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

    Reviews June 2019
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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!

    Reviews June 2019
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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?

    Reviews June 2019
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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.

    Reviews June 2019
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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.

    Reviews May 2019

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