Published by eightyeightkeys on 21st April 2012
A pair of SDC's you say ?
I needed a set of SDC's at an affordable price, but, the choices were daunting. I've made a bad choice before and did not want to pay the price again.
Where to go for experienced, knowledgeable opinions ?
The industry rags uniformly praise every piece of gear that comes across their plate, so, their opinions mattered less and less. Sales people ?....well, you know.
The Rode NT5's were recommended by an industry heavyweight engineer on another forum (which shall remain nameless), and, considering his credit list, that was enough for me. Sold.
Since purchasing the NT5's, I've had the opportunity to record congas, bongos, tablas, duff, frame drum, acoustic gtr's, etc....I was so thrilled with the NT5's that during the first couple of sessions I had to check if what I was hearing was, in fact, really true. Are these mic's really that good ?
So, I put up a TLM103, then a KM185.....
Yowza, these NT5's really are that good. There is really nothing between the heavyweights I tried and the Rode NT5's.
If you need a pair of excellent SDC's at a great price, buy 'em. I'm not the only one who recommended them highly.