A matched pair for drum OH, upright piano & acoustic gui

Discussion in 'Room & Overhead' started by MrBlah, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. MrBlah

    MrBlah Guest

    Hiya all,

    Been reading a lot on this forum but your sage advice would be appreciated on helping me choose a MP of condensers that I can use for 3 purposes - drum OHs in my dead room, my 1928 Grotrian Steinweg Upright Piano in my laminate-wood floored large living room, and acoustic guitar in my dead room.
    Some that I have in mind...

    Earthworks QTC30
    Earthworks TC30K
    Groove Tubes GT44
    Rode NT5

    I know there's a marked difference in price between these...

    Could I get away with separately purchased Earthwork mics or is each mic qualitatively individual enough to warrant a MP?

    Cheers y'all 8)
  2. ShellTones

    ShellTones Guest

    IMO you don't need factory matched pairs for these applications.
  3. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    Agreed, you don't need "Factory" matched pairs. However, if you're just asking about a matched model of microphones, any of the stated mics will do. FWIW, I'm glad to see you lump the GT 44 in there too. This is a fantastic mic, well worth it's price and then some. It would do quite well on all of the applications you listed and beyond.


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