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Studio Projects jacks up prices? No SP mics at Zzounds?

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by highonthesound, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. So in researching Studio Projects C4s, I noticed two things alarming to the consumer. First off, it looks like Studio Projects is in the process of jacking up prices by 20% or so (C4 was $299, now at Sweetwater it's $359. C1 was $199, now it's $239). A couple sites like Music123.com still have they're mics at the original price but I doubt it'll be for long. The other alarming thing is that Zzounds.com and Samedaymusic.com (affiliated), obviously one of their biggest sellers, is no longer stocking their mics! Anyone know what the deal is? Am I missing something here?
  2. n8wood

    n8wood Guest

    I ran into a similar issue when looking for a B1, no one had them in stock. Then I talked to sales person and they said they thought the mic was being revised and the latest version should be out in a few weeks. I hadn't heard about the price increases though.

    I ended getting my B1 on ebay.
  3. hueseph

    hueseph Distinguished Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Studio Projects did add a high-pass filter and a pattern selection switch to the newer B1's I never noticed a price jack though. At least not at the local shop.
  4. zemlin

    zemlin Distinguished Member

    Sep 4, 2004
    Indianapolis, IN
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    No affiliation other than that's where I bought my C3s from a few years back.
  5. JoeH

    JoeH Distinguished Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA/ Greenville, DE
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    Well, it's worth remembering we DO live in a capitalist society, and everyone is in this to make a profit. I think we've seen some fantastic advances in microphone selection in the last decade (inluding all of the Chinese-made mics, along with the American and European contenders.)

    Sooner or later, the bottom will fall out, as its doing with the housing industry right now. It can't last forever, and sooner or later, these smaller companies are going to have to raise their prices to make a living, suffer the pains of being bought-out by bigger companies, or go out of business altogether.

    A couple of bucks more for a pair of C4's is fine with me. The bang for the buck for a pair, with both omni & cardioid capsules at $299 was pretty insane a deal anyway. However, I agree it's a pretty serious jump in price (maybe that's a list price at Sweetwater?), but perhaps a phone call to them would clear things up. (FWWIW, I would have probably paid that much originally for a pair of those when they first came out.)
  6. b2001

    b2001 Guest

    Yea, I was recently looking for c4s also, and couldn't find them anywhere either. A dealer told me, as stated above, that they were being redesigned and would go up in price. I called the American Distributor (PMI Audio?), and somone said that some of them were being redesigned, but not all of them. They said the c4 was not.

    So, two different comments on the c4. Maybe it's being redesigned, if the price is going up.

    I finally did find a couple of places that had them. I ended up getting my c4s from here:


    On the phone, I hesitated a little, they came down a little in price, I bought them, and got them with no problems ...

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