Golden Age Project D2 by roughgear
I've tested and compared the Golden Age Projects D2 and R1 Active Ribbon Mic in my blog and here is my opinion on the D2.
The D2 comes in a plastic box (like a lunch box) and a "manual" sheet. It feels very solid and the built quality is promising. You can not use a shock mount with it and so you have to be pretty careful while recording. No stomping or jumping in the recording room...
To make a long story short: I am not a fan of the D2. I did some quick vocal recordings and the D2 sounded pretty thin and a bit agressive to my ears. The D2 has three roll off switches but somehow it just doesn't sound right to me. Maybe you can use it on Hi Hat or if you want a bright Snare or Guitar sound. Here are the samples and you can judge yourself:
I compared it to the CS-1 a large diaphragm condenser microphone and the GAP R1 Ribbon microphone. I used several preamps. Enjoy!