Help! Psycological Large Diaphram (NT2A) Loss of high-end?
Im probably going hypersensitive barmy, but I havent used large diaphram mics in a loooong while... But heres my question: Do medium budget large diaphram mics (the particular one I purchased being the Rode NT2a) suffer a loss in high resolution?
I've been working with small diaphram cigar mics mostly over the last few years mainly because I didnt really have a good recording space to use a large diaphram mic without picking up half of the machine processes involved in modern life. I recently have a nicely isolated recording space at my disposal, and with it decided to purchase a mic I have heard only good things about (NT2a) that was within my budget. Running some standard test recordings I can't help but notice that when recording acoustic guitar and voice it just doesn't seem to have quite subtley the high frequency resolution I'm used to with the cigar mics (even tho they are fairly low-end). Is this purely aesthetic or psycological? Something that will wear off as I get used to the mic? Is this a common feature in mid-range large diaphram mics? Its doing my head in right now if Im honest, but should I be calling back my supplier to ask for a replacement?
If anyone has any ideas and could give me a heads up, I would be immensely grateful!!!
1000 thanks for listening,