Line Audio CM2

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by route909, Dec 25, 2002.

  1. route909

    route909 Guest

    Hey recording gurus! Has anyone tried the Line Audio CM2 mics? I´m out to buy a pair of small diaphragm mics and they look decent. I want a pretty flat frequency response, cardioid pattern and if possible; omni, but that´s not necessary. I need a reasonably low noise, as I´m recording a lot of finger-picked classic guitar. And of cource, a good price. I´ll probably buy the mics with a money-back-guarantee, so if I´m not satisfied, I´ll just give them back to the store for a complete refund. I´ll have to pay double the price for the CM2´s, for a pair of Røde NT5´s. I know of the new Studio Projects C4´s, but they are a little too expensive at this date and aren´t exactly available in Sweden. I already have a pair of NT1000s and a C1, so I don´t need any LD mics at this date. I´d be very thankful for any input!


    Mats
     
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

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    I took a look at Line Audios website, http:// and I must say I saw nothing that moved me. It appeared to be all marketing. I must say it was an elegant presentation.
    The CM2 is a back charged electret mic, the cheapest type of condenser. Line Audio is a Swedish company but there is no real hint at the site as to where these mics are manufactured. I think the Studio Projects mics would be at least as good a choice. You can find the manufacturer Alan Hyatt, here

    (expired link removed)

    and ask him about how you can get them in Sweden or vist their website at

    http://www.studioprojectsusa.com/

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  3. audiowkstation

    audiowkstation Active Member

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    LM CM2's are close to a 451E. (based on what I hear on the kit with recordings I am working from Swedien)


    Try them and see.
    I have Swedish buddys and I will inquire about them. I can send them 2 451's to compare and we can see over time.

    It sounds damn good. really damn good at 120 each USD


    I also have folks that will send me samples to check out. Lets see about them one on one.

    At 120 dollars US, you are not throwing away any money here.

    I prefer to do a hands on approach actually.
     
  4. byacey

    byacey Active Member

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    Hi, I have a friend here in Canada that is the exclusive distributor for them, and I have used them and they aren't bad at all. The mics are made in Sweden, the diaphragms bought from Japan. The guy building this stuff does a good job and is very meticulous, but he isn't into glitzy marketing and hype. If you would like more info the distributor is Bill Merik, billgm@interbaun.com. Bill is an all-round nice guy and a straight shooter. He is not at all a typical salesman that tells you what you want to hear just to make a sale. Something about that name Bill.....
    Bill Y.
     
  5. route909

    route909 Guest

    Way! They are actually $180 for a pair at my local shop, which is pretty good, considering the NT5´s costing two to three times as much. I know I should not rush out and buy mics, but I really want small diaphragm mics and these look damn fine and weigh nothing (I´ve held them, but not heard them). Very transparent looks (My NT1000´s take up a lot of real estate when doing live vocal gigs and I want something smaller). Thanx for the quick replies, I´ll go and buy a pair tomorrow and see what it leads to!


    Mats
     
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