Brauner Microphones Phantom Classic by mista min
The Brauner Phantom Classic is a reissue of Dirk Brauner's first microphone the Brauner Phantom C (cardioid). It has a cardioid only polar pattern. Some tech specs include equivalent noise < 11 dB A (IEC651), signal to noise > 83 dB (1 Pa/1 kHz-Cardioid), sensitivity 28 mV / Pa, frequency range 20 Hz - 22 kHz and maximum SPL 142 dB SPL @ 0,3 % total harmonic distortion. It operates on 48 volt phantom power.
Now sonically, this is one of the best mics I have heard. It is very natural and smooth, but still a bit of an edge. On some sources it can get very harsh especially sibilant vocals. But over all it sounds very good.
Recently used it for acoustic guitar with the mic placed at the 12 fret and the guitar was so clear and smooth it sounded better from the mic than in person , (well I don't know about that really; albeit, it did sound amazing). I did eq it a bit to get rid of some bright twang I was getting, but for that session, I couldn't have picked a better one for it.
It's cardioid pattern is very tight and stays solid even if the performer moves a little. The reason for this is the well manufactured, very unique capsule that they are using. It is a high quality capsule manufactured by the German company MBHO. This capsule appears to be similar to a Neumann K67, but sound nothing like it. It is smoother on the top end. According to Brauner's website, "its capsule is based on the ideal of the VM1 giving the Phantom C a very natural and pristine sound character."
Now on groupdiy, they discussed the internals of this microphone and most would say the mics internals are not that "impressive" so the capsules is definitely the sound and this mic has sound! Guitar, drum overheads, vocals and other acoustic instruments and this is a go to bad boy for the price! Really hard to beat! And also as room mic when amping electric guitars, watch out!
This mic is crystal clear, but with it's own style and a really great "high-end" addition to a smaller or project studio... and if your a vocalist looking for an affordable high-end sound this mic maybe your ticket!
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