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New Oktava vs Used Oktava Joly
Old 6 days ago
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New Oktava vs Used Oktava Joly

Hey there, quick question. Why would anyone buy a used Joly modded Oktava when the new Oktavas appear to have most of the mods implemented. I see the used Joly Oktavas going for almost double the price of the new ones. Does anyone have experience with both and can give some input about the similarities/differences? Thanks!
Old 4 days ago
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AFAIK the Oktava manufacturer hasn't modified their 319's. Did you come across that somewhere?

FWIW I have a stock 319 and a 219.

They're each the best ones of each type, I ever came across, for my voice. So am unlikely to mod them. The 219 is of the "bright/clear" type-for a 219/319. The 319 is the darkest (not muddy!) one I've found.

You could order a new, or used 319 to evaluate it.
If you feel like modifying it...

Bill Sitler, and JJ Audio both have good reputations. BTW I prefer to leave the resonator
disc in, and leave the headbasket alone.

If you can get a Joly 219, or 319, at a good price...
Buy it!.
Old 4 days ago
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Probably since Joly isn't modding them anymore is the price bump. You can easily take out the extra layer of mesh in and carefully take the resonator disc out if you want. I just saw a Russian used 2500 on Reverb for around $250- which is a tube mic and a couple of Chinese ones (I think)..... FWIW......

Great mics.... I have a 2500 and a 319.
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