Originally Posted by Lights
So I was digging through my old stuff as I was selling my original Rode NT1
and I found my very first mic in pristine condition in its original packaging. An ElectroVoice N/D 257b. I did a quick search to find out whether it was any good and found this thread. Resurrecting it from the ashes of 2006...
Looks like it's a nice useful mic... so it doesn't go on the scrap pile after all.
Nothing to add but thanks for the info Revelation!
JEEEZ, a 6 year old thread. My, my....
And now my own add. I too was going through my closet and mic lockers and pulled out an old, but still shiny N/D 257 and wondered at what thoughts and experiences were out there.
My recollection is that these mics were bright and crisp and a little more detailed than the SM58
that they replaced in some applications. My mics sleeve is falling apart, otherwise all good.
A note for anyone else with an EV N/D 257. Another thread post mentioned using these with good results as a horn mic. Hmmmm...