Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by trt, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. trt

    trt Guest

    hey y'all.
    anyone tried out the sputnik by m-audio (newish tube mic). looks like it could be good, but I'm not sure I trust m-audio for mics.
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    I only recently heard about this microphone also in new nothing about it myself. Now I see you've mentioned it and I recently saw an ad for it. WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS their advertisement indicates that this particular tube condenser microphone has a PENTODE tube and not a TRIODE like most of the others.

    "Does this make it better than Triodes?"

    The answer is yes AND no. Triodes are generally lower in noise and have 2 separate stages of amplification.

    But! Ahhhh Pentode sounds different from a Triode. So if you are interested in a different flavor tube condenser microphone sound, something that could very well sound more similar to a Neumann U-67, since that was a microphone that used a Pentode and not a Triode, I'd say it's probably a worthy investments? I was even intrigued by reading that since I am the owner of 2 U-67's and I've never seen that tube yet used in any of these other modern-day Triode based tube condenser microphones, which frankly don't sound like my U-67's.

    I'll see you on eBay
    Ms. Remy Ann David

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