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Does anyone have any experience using either the CM-87S condensor made by carvin or their tube equipped CTM100? I find these mics intresting and the price appealing, but as of yet I haven't been able to find a whole lot of reliable opinions on these.

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mugtastic Fri, 05/05/2006 - 23:36

yes. i have a rented apex 460 multi-pattern tube mic which is the same as the carvin and a nady and the discontinued telefunken (the scandal being that telefunken was selling em for $1300 bucks). google APEX TELEFUNKEN TUBE for more.
im enjoying the mic for vocals as i sing quietly and have to boost the highs on other mics. i find it too harsh for cymbals etc.
great way to learn about the ways to use multi-pattern mics (mid-side, proximity effect etc).

anonymous Sat, 05/06/2006 - 16:30

Yes, I was able to find plenty of issue about the tele vs. Apex debate. So the Carvin is the same mic as well...however, in the end it dosen't sound like this is much of a desireable mic anyways ( people referring to a TUBE mic as harsh and brittle sounding dosen't sound too promising).

However, I stumbled across something else along these lines that sounds promising...a small company called advanced audio that sells modded Chinese mics...Anybody hear or bought from this guy?

Almost sounds too good to be true?