Originally Posted by petsematary
The Ehrlund mic seems to have been discontinued. De Geer's mics are still in biz afaik, but they are only built on order, you can't get them off the shelf. I would love to hear some clips of one though, I remember reading about them in the 90's and getting really excited about the looks and the praise but I never actually heard one.
The De Geer mic is the most transparent mic I've ever heard. It sounds like; well, like the instrument and the room it's in, basically. It was a revelation in the same sense as when I compared any other mic pre with a GML pre for the first time. Somewhat like removing the control room window from the sound.
We did a shoot-out with a few high end mics some months ago, with the main purpose of evaluating the De Geer mic. I might be able to get a hold of sound clips from that session. Anyway, here are two pics I took with my cellphone, hence the crappy quality. (Mr. De Geer in the background, a really nice fellow.)
The other mics were Brauner VMA, Neumann M149 and Gefell UM92. All through GML pre's.