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Old 29th December 2006
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But the main thing about this kit is how the mic performs under pressure. In the above example the track was with a gentle vocal. The AI performs well in this application. When pressed, the tube kit does not become strident nor do the "S"s get harsh. For me this is when the AI becomes a PITA in this regard - when pressed.
Agreed. I was short above...my point was not that one mic was better. I know for a fact from having them all four here this year (U87i, IT87i, U87AI, IT87ai)...the innertube mod is a fine thing, and betters either version of the mic. There have been situations where I've prefered the 87i. This one would be the first thing I've ever heard where I preferred an AI.

I wish I could afford to keep that IT87i around here all the time.