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Old 19th March 2017
Gear Maniac

Originally Posted by Ragan View Post
A good place to start here would be gaining a clue as to what you're posting about.

You've got some broad ideas about the marketplace in general - which is of course fine - but you're attempting to apply them to a specific situation that you know nothing about and have no experience with. Sorry, but not even taking the time to give yourself a cursory understanding of this stuff before posting makes for...well, posts no one should take seriously.

The designer/manufacturer of these mics has been around for 20+ years, designing and manufacturing capsules and circuits for many other companies, some costly boutique names. It's not a "startup".

His capsules are precisely why these mics are good. They're also stuffed with the same premium components that people put in their high quality DIY mics i.e. Dale, WIMA, Fairchild, AMI.

Lucky for us, the electrons don't give a **** about the ways we decide the General Microphone Marketplace works A well designed mic with high quality components will always sound good, regardless of personal biases.
All due respect we just have different ideas about what makes a good investment. Making a living and creating real innovation are not the same. Designing a capsule that is then built on another continent without your direct qc oversight but for once every few quarters is just not going to produce the same results as a company like sennhieser who can directly monitor Neumann production qc.

My feelings on diy are much the same, if your end result is merely reminiscent of the real thing, you can get that with plugins for a lot less work, but a capsule needs to be manufactured and diy isn't realistic.

But again, this is all just my opinion. I would rather spend money on a few key pieces I can fully depend on in every situation than have a hodgepodge I have to sift through to find some kind of elusive combination on a budget.