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I wonder if there is a correlation between our discussions of these and eBay prices. One of these went for $186.09 yesterday. Close to the top price for the mics that display on completed sales.

I assume that AT replaced this with the ATM250 and the stereo ATM250DE. Has anyone done a direct comparison between the old and the new?


moonbaby Sun, 08/30/2009 - 09:10

I have both mics, the ATM25 and the ATM250. The best way I can describe their difference:
The ATM25 has a "meatier" low end to it. Rounder tone on kick. It also sounds smoother on all sorts of horns (love it on 'bones and tenor sax).
The ATM250 sounded "harder", less depth. It does OK for other percussion, but so do 57's and audix i5's, and they're half the price.

Like I "bitched" at DD...demand is driving the price of the ATM25 UP...

Davedog Tue, 09/01/2009 - 09:41

RemyRAD wrote: Those all sound like cheap Japanese microphones to mean. I'd rather have any SM57 over that. I mean they're OK. Just OK. Nothing special. Nothing memorable. Nothing as universal as a 57.

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Mx. Remy Ann David

This one is one where you're wrong my friend.

There is nothing cheap or tawdry about the AT line of mics.

The ATM25 CAN and HAS been used as a hammer on many occasions and it eats the SM57's for lunch in a LOT of applications.

I have and love both.

moonbaby Tue, 09/01/2009 - 11:26

I have a bag of 57's/58's...You put one of those on kick, then you try one of those "Jap" ATM25's on the same kick. ATM25 every time. And don't get me started on the merits of the AT4047...

BTW, I used to work for Ford. Those dumbass engineers used to compare the POS Escort to the Toyota Corolla, calling it that "Jap bunch of crushed beer cans"...look where that got them...:)

Don't look back now, but that swooshing noise is the sound of the wind being knocked out of us by those "Japs"...