how´s this for a bottom feeder mic?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Jonkan, Mar 6, 2002.

  1. Jonkan

    Jonkan Guest

    I was thinking of trying out a pair of these:
    Line audio CM2. What do you think?
    theyre cheap as hell here (about 180$ for a pair)
    any other suggestions for cheapass mics (available in sweden)?
    Jonas H
  2. Bear's Gone Fission

    Bear's Gone Fission Active Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    I gotta say, the housing of the mics looks cool for all models, but if the price is that low, I suspect they are OEM'ed in china. Some nice budget mics are done that way, but none of those grab me as any more than nice (that is, not great, not life changing, maybe good but not "very good"). Best way to know, of course, is to try them.

  3. Jonkan

    Jonkan Guest

    someone on another forum posted this, he mailed the company and this is what he got (apparently it´s a one man company):

  4. JM350

    JM350 Guest

    It sounds like they are using the Panasonic capsule like the Behringer ECM 8000 but in a cardioid rather than omni configuration. The ECM 8000 is $35 in the US I don't know if they are available or what they woud cost in Sweden. The Behringer is a decent mic for the money but at more than twice the price as well as the difficulty involved in keeping the response of a cardioid decent I would be a little skeptical of the CM2. I fear from the description that the CM2 might sound like many of those small clip on drum condensers but you never know unless you can get a chance to listen to one.

    If you can locate the Marshall (MXL) 603s they are a fantastic deal, they are a true condenser not electret and have a larger but still small diaphram. They cost about $79 US and sound quite good on drum overheads, acoustic guitar, and as a stereo pair for classical or choral music.

    These guys seem to distribute MXL mics in England maybe they can be helpful to you if you are interested in the 603s. products/default.asp?sectionid=152
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