WeissKlang V17 by mamabuna
This is one mic to rule the other ones. I ‘s fairly light in weight but it does look like they used high quality materials. I have compared this mic against Aston Origin, TLM 102 and Avantone BV-1 (tube).
Tested for vocals and acoustic guitar.
Generally speaking the sound is what I wanted: warm and sweet, true to its source. It did a nice job on the guitar and it was even more pleasing on the male vocals ( not tested for female vocals). Is sits well in the mix with little or no EQ required. There is no harshness and it does have a certain warmth, a certain pleasing character, hard to explain but I never hesitate to use it. Aston and TLM 102 are good microphones as well, but to be honest I have not used them since I have the WEissKlang V17. It just flattens my vocal in the right way. Once printed the vocal is there with its own right weight. The proximity effect is not pronounced like the TLM 102 which I really really like. Also, is not pushing the mids as the Aston , again something that I really enjoy. Next to the Avantone BV-1 , well this is a tube mic and it’s hard to beat but after doing some in depth comparations I found that the WeissKlang is holding its character quite well, especially when coupled with Great River preamp. This combination just make the WeissKlang to sound bigger and silky, just as much as the Avantone.
I would say that for folk/rock vocal arrangements this mic is absolutely wonderful. It’s a keeper for me and probably I will never sell it.