Great vocal and all purpose mic
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I purchased this mic using American Express Rewards points with Crutchfield as the fulfillment dealer. There were other options, but I know and trust Crutchfield, so they were the obvious choice. Delivered in 2 days to my door step, communicated with via email every step of the way, which is first class service in my opinion. On to the mic, I had used these back in a studio I worked in, and now I have a home ProTools setup, and was looking for a better mic. This one fits the bill perfectly, uses Phantom Power, so be sure your interface provides that. It has more than enough gain, and has an attenuation switch if it is too hot for your preamp. It has a low frequency roll off filter built in if you want to reduce boominess. What I really like about this mic is its beautiful transparency in the midrange and high frequencies. It's never brittle, but it is open and airy and captures nuances that lesser quality microphones don't. The packaging is nice, includes a nice hardshell case with formed foam padding, a shock mount, windscreen and owners manual. I will use this mic for years to come, and I will continue to do business with Crutchfield.
Pros: Great sound, transparent and airy. Very solidly built.
Cons: Phantom power could be a problem for some people, but most good interfaces and consoles have it.