how´s this for a bottom feeder mic?

Bear's Gone Fission

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I gotta say, the housing of the mics looks cool for all models, but if the price is that low, I suspect they are OEM'ed in china. Some nice budget mics are done that way, but none of those grab me as any more than nice (that is, not great, not life changing, maybe good but not "very good"). Best way to know, of course, is to try them.

Bear
 
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Jonkan

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someone on another forum posted this, he mailed the company and this is what he got (apparently it´s a one man company):

About consistency from capsule to capsule, he claimed that each capsule is individually tested and placed into groups after output level. If they deviate more than +/-1 dB, they will be thrown away.

He claims the mics are very consistent. Each mic is A/B tested to a reference mic (pink noise, test tone and music) - the accepted deviation in output level is +/- .75 dB. (But if I understand him correctly, he makes no specific claim about how close the frequency response curves are, other that he claims that no audible differences are accepted).

The mics are intended to sound as much as measurement mics as possible, that is neutral without any intended voicing (as opposed to mics like SP C1, ADK A51, and Marshall V67 that are all voiced after well known mic models).

The mics are hand assebled inhouse, in Sweden. The housing is from another Swedish company and the membranes are Japanese. (makes me wonder how he can keep these low prices).
 
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JM350

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It sounds like they are using the Panasonic capsule like the Behringer ECM 8000 but in a cardioid rather than omni configuration. The ECM 8000 is $35 in the US I don't know if they are available or what they woud cost in Sweden. The Behringer is a decent mic for the money but at more than twice the price as well as the difficulty involved in keeping the response of a cardioid decent I would be a little skeptical of the CM2. I fear from the description that the CM2 might sound like many of those small clip on drum condensers but you never know unless you can get a chance to listen to one.

If you can locate the Marshall (MXL) 603s they are a fantastic deal, they are a true condenser not electret and have a larger but still small diaphram. They cost about $79 US and sound quite good on drum overheads, acoustic guitar, and as a stereo pair for classical or choral music.

These guys seem to distribute MXL mics in England maybe they can be helpful to you if you are interested in the 603s.

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