Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Doublehelix, Jan 4, 2003.

  1. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    Has anybody heard of the mic company "Avlex/Superlux". (I think Avlex owns Superlux). I've been hearing about a kick mic called the Pro 218B that is getting some good reviews. I was thinking about adding one to my mic cabinet to supplement a D112/Beta 52 setup.

    (They have a "PRA" series *and* a "PRO" series that look pretty similar. The PRO series is the upper end series, and the PRA is the entry model series, similar to Shure's "PG" series)


    Anyone have any comments?
  2. gtr

    gtr Guest


    I have used the Avlex tom mics - and they sound great. I have also used the Condenser vocal mic - it has been picked by clients over mics costing 20 times as much on several sessions!! So I think they make some good stuff - and it is very inexpensive.

  3. Violin Dan

    Violin Dan Active Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Kansas City, Mo, USA
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    Since Avlex is based here in the Kansas City area and the sales manager is an acquaintance, I was able to preview a box full of avlex/superlux mics. They were all very good, forget the price. I was looking for a good mic for recording cello and violin and I chose the Superlux CM-H8D tube condenser first and second the Avlex AVS 80. These are amazing mics! I have also used the mini-gooseneck podium mics, both dynamic and condenser with good success.
    Go for it!
  4. jdsdj98

    jdsdj98 Active Member

    Jun 8, 2002
    Denver, CO
    I haven't used any of their drum mics, but I have a pair of CM-H8B's, a large diaphragm, cardioid mic made by Superlux, and they sound GREAT. Avlex/Superlux has somehow gone unnoticed as far as budget microphones go. I'm not sure why. They offer unbelievable performance to price ratio. By all means, check 'em out.
  5. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Here's a couple of links. I couldn't figure out where they are made :D ... Wonder if 797 makes these??? They are very inexpensive...
    Tannoy, Dynaudio, Blue Sky, JBL, Earthworks, Westlake, NS 10's :D , Genelec, Hafler, KRK, and PMC
    Those are good. …………………….. Pick one.
  6. jdsdj98

    jdsdj98 Active Member

    Jun 8, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Made in China. A former employer of mine was an Avlex dealer.
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