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Anyone use AKG D660S mics for recording?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by appleking, Jul 11, 2005.

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  1. appleking

    appleking Guest

    hey folks!

    i just ordered a presonus firebox to get sound into my computer and the deal came with two AKG D660S dynamic cardioide mics. i was originally planning on buying a couple of 57s or 58s for studio recording (mostly vocals and acoustic guitar), but now i've got these akg's coming, so i'm trying to find out if i should waste my time and energy trying to get decent sound out of them, or if i should just resell them and buy some condensor mics...ANY thoughts would be much appreciated!

    here's a link to the product description:


    (they *seem* to be more for performance than for recording)
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    They *are* more for performance than recording. The 660 is a "budget" mic, and AKG's strength in the mic world is NOT exactly "budget" anything. They might be acceptable when stuck in front of a guitar amp or to record a revved-up Vespa, but otherwise, take 'em down to your local music store and trade 'em for a couple of stands. Or a FuzzFace. Ditch 'em, baby!
    Then get yourself a couple of REAL mics...Like a 58 for the voice and a 57 for everything else....PEACE!

    BTW...The AKG D880 makes a great snare mic, but it's hard to sing into a snare mic when you're playing guitar!
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