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Old 20th August 2016
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Originally Posted by Vesta View Post
All right, let's understand something in rational way, with as little emotion as possible. (I understand some people must really love their Neumann mics.)

We have two mics on the table. One is over ten times more expensive than the other. But when we record the same source and drag and drop a very simple high frequency eq dip into the file of the cheaper mic, the two files become extremely hard, if ever possible, to tell apart.

If this is correct -- and I have seen sufficient evidence that it is -- then, by perfect logic, the expensive microphone is overpriced and hardly necessary for most working musicians or engineers to even consider as an option. Unless the convenience of not having to make that extra eq move is worth it to them...

P.S. Couldn't find the thread, unfortunately. Apparently it's been deleted. Anyone owning the two mics can recreate that with the NT1-A. You'll be in for a shock.
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