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Audio-Technica’s AT4060 cardioid vacuum tube condenser brings the warmth of vintage tube sound to every shade of the SPL spectrum. With a dynamic range that far exceeds that of other tube microphones, it as easily captures the subtlest nuances of vocal and instrumental performance as it handles guitar cabinets and other extreme SPL environments. Featuring hand-selected, individually tested and aged tubes, the AT4060 achieves the coveted, classic sound of valve design without compromising the specification standards required for the most demanding recording situations. Audio-Technica takes no chances with this microphone’s consistency and reliability: every AT4060 is individually tested and inspected for 100 percent quality assurance—rare in today’s world of mass-marketed studio microphones. AT4060. Vintage sound, rock-solid reliability and amazing versatility for studio and live performance. From Audio-Technica’s premium line of 40 Series condenser microphones.


best tube mic under 900$

Another vote for the AT4060. It was my first tube mic, and it still sounds wonderful alongside some much pricier competition. I bought it about 10 years ago after reading (on Gearslutz, I think), that George Massenburg said it was one of the only mics under $1000 that he will occasionally use on...

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Vocal Mic Comparison with over 60 Microphones

...on SoundCloud: Sound&Recording | Free Listening on SoundCloud Here is list of all mics they had: AKG: C12, C12VR, C414 XLII Audio-Technica: AT4060, AT5047 Brauner: Phantom, Valvet X Chandler Ltd.: REDD Microphone (Microtech-)Gefell: CMV563, UM57, M930, M1030, UM92.1S Lewitt: LCT440, LCT540, LCT550, LCT940 Manley Labs: Reference Silver, Reference Cardioid Miktek: CV4, MK300 Mojave Audio: M200, M-201FET, MA-1000, MA-50 Neumann: U47 (M7), U47 (K47), U87,...

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Warm Audio introduces the WA-251 Tube Condenser Microphone

Interesting. I also think because it's a tube mic, there's always the possibility that the tube was acting up. I remember I once had an AT4060, and a few times I fired it up and it sounded rather thin. But it wasn't a thin sounding mic at all. Thanks for the feedback, Chris!

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