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self -powered condensor mics

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Randy Schrager, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. Just getting into recording...Are there any condensor mics that don't need phantom power to work?
  2. d franko

    d franko Guest

    I have a Shure BG4.1 that takes a AA or phantom. It's a lot like the Sm81.
  3. tmix

    tmix Guest

    2 others that come to mind are the Cad E-100s (Which I love) and the AKG C1000 (which I don't love much at all).
    You can find the E-100s on ebay used for about $150 each. They are well worth it.
    They are both mid sized diaphram mics.The C1000s can be a little hard on the upper end.

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