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Old 11th August 2019
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Opinions on figure-8 condensers

Hello, all!

I'm currently strategizing for my next mic purchase (I've got the bug now!), and I would really like to get a pair of figure-8 condensers. I want to have them in my locker for occasions where it would be helpful to have such a pair, as in a Faulkner array or for reinforcement purposes. My experience concerning figure-8 mics is with ribbons and multi-patter mics, since bidirectional condensers are not quite as prevalent.

With that being said, I'm looking at the following mics. Any opinions on these? I had considered getting a pair of the Schoeps MK8 capsules to go with my CMC6 bodies, but I'd like to be able to use that pair elsewhere.

- Pearl CB22
- Sennheiser MKH30
- Neumann KK 120 + KM A

I'm also considering a few active ribbon designs, such as the AEA N8 and sE VR2. Any opinions are welcome!