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Yet Another MIC Selection....

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Ok here comes another what should I buy question.

I am debating between a deal on used a AKG C414 B-ULS,

And a new RE-20.

I know two totally different mics. I Figure I need more low frequency mics, and general everything mics. I love the RE-20 and used them often in the past. The C414 I have had a chance to play with once or twice, but it was not the ULS version.

Anyway here is most of what I have in the locker:
1-Neumann U87Ai
2-Earthworks QTC50’s
2-AKG C3000’s (well they used to be)
2-AKG C1000’s
1-AT ATM25
1 AKG D112
2-APEX 460s (well they used to be)

What would you do?


taxman Tue, 09/16/2008 - 13:21


You already have a great LDC, although very different from the 414. I say get the RE-20 because it is so different from what you have already, and when you get a 414, you will probably want a pair.

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Link555 Wed, 09/17/2008 - 08:40

I have read other places the new version has a slight hyped high end, I have also read that the ULS has a transformer... Just curious, trying to seperate fact from fiction.

taxman Wed, 09/17/2008 - 10:08

You should do your homework at the AKG site. The II (with the gold grill) is the version for solo voice (per AKG) that has the hyped high end. I don't think the ULS had a transformer. The schematic is on the AKG site