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Shure KSM27 vs. M-Audio LUNA - NEW POLL

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Salmacis, May 10, 2004.

  1. Salmacis

    Salmacis Guest

    HI everybody!!!


    NIC. from Argentina.
  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    I haven't heard either, but Shure is a long time and well respected microphone manufacturer and M-Audio just entered the marked like a year ago, so that may give you some idea. Just my opinion.
  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    I think M Audio is an offshoot of MIDIMAN ... ???? I vote for the SHURE ... tried and true.. industry standard ... no brainer IMO..
  4. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Yeah Kurt, they used to be Midiman. They changed their name to M-Audio about 4 years ago. FWIW, i think M-Audio is a great comany that makes some soundcards of incredible value, I just don't know about their speakers or mics.
  5. by

    by Guest

    The Luna claims to be 'vintage' sounding. While I'm sure the Shure is more detailed and of better quality, the lo-fi sound of the Luna may be something I'd be more interested in. A quirky little mic may stick around longer then a mic that is easily replaced by something that just does a better job at a particular sound.
  6. Sen

    Sen Guest

    I heard some pretty good opinions on M-Audio Solaris mics..don't think they're too expensive either.
  7. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    the luna is $200- the solaris $300- they've gotten some decent reviews in the magazines but so far no one "real" person in this forum has made any real world comment on them- I guess they haven't sold that many... or are our luna and solaris owners just silent?
  8. Sen

    Sen Guest

    This guy seems to have had a hands/ears on experience with solaris
  9. Duardo

    Duardo Guest

    I think it would be interesting to hear from someone who has actually used both microphones.

  10. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Active Member

    Better late than never. i own both, and think that the Lunas sound just like the cardiod setting on the Solaris. Here's a soundfile of a stereo pair where the instruments are set up about 4 feet from the mics. It's an mp3 file, but still...


    In short, I like them a lot. Since I'm more of a player than a recording guy, I feel that any advantage I might get from more expensive mics would be nullified by my lack of experience/technique at recording.
  11. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Thanks for that review. I think in the seven years since those posts were made the quality of the M-Audio mics has been established. They are good selections at decent prices. They are NOT, however , found at those introductory prices of seven years hence.

    By "both" microphones the previous poster was referring to the comparison mic, the Shure KSM 27 and not two of the M-Audio mics.
  12. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Active Member

    Oops - sorry about that. I've used the Shure in the studio but I don't own one.
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