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Hi dudes,

Just wanting a little feedback on this unit. I am in the market for a pair of something large di. that will work well on different apps, including pop/rock vox. I have a couple of decent tube mics, but I am curious about the 195 FET (with fat switch). Does it sound as cool as it looks? (ha) I'm after a decent rock vocal mic with some balls (not transparent) and a silky smooth top end, but also something that would work well in a stereo micing application (like room mics).

thx!

CS

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21 years 3 months

archived member Wed, 02/13/2002 - 08:26
Originally posted by regisfunk:
Hi dudes,

Just wanting a little feedback on this unit. I am in the market for a pair of something large di. that will work well on different apps, including pop/rock vox. I have a couple of decent tube mics, but I am curious about the 195 FET (with fat switch). Does it sound as cool as it looks? (ha) I'm after a decent rock vocal mic with some balls (not transparent) and a silky smooth top end, but also something that would work well in a stereo micing application (like room mics).

thx!

CS
I have limited experience with my U195 -too new :D !!!
Anyway, from what I know, you seem to have narrowed it down quite well. The U195 should excell in those apps admirably :tu:

T. Alan

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McAllister Wed, 02/13/2002 - 10:05
How timely - a coupla nights ago I was doing a mic comparison for an upcoming TapeOp review; one of the mics used for comparison (but not the focus of the review) was the 195.

It dwarfed the competition in every thing we tested; male voice (spoken word and singing [baritone]) and acoustic guitar. Very nice sounding mic. Balanced; lots of clarity; good tight lows that weren't fluttery or boomy.

Please take into consideration: 1) that the other mics were cheapish Chinese things - we presumed the SD would stand up and our suspicions were confirmed blind; 2) all tests were 'soloed' so I cannot tell you how it blended with other things; 3) no EQ, no compression (although a limiter was employed just to make sure we didn't inadvertently overload anything - we didn't).

That day we were checking out a few tube mics and the 195 topped all of those, too (except the Neumann 147).

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