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Old 18th August 2019
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That looks pretty good for a large-diaphragm condenser microphone, hand-made or not. There are always variations between mics, which is why "matched" pairs are a thing – if they were all the same you wouldn't have to match them.

Only very high-end companies with a very automated manufacturing process such as Shure or Neumann will be able to make mics almost exactly the same as each other, and even then it's never exact. Some would say, they don't have to be.

If you want a ruler-flat frequency response, don't get an LDC, get a SDC like an Earthworks, DPA, or Schoeps mic. It's not a joke, you can get amazing recordings with them on almost any instrument – but they will be lacking the "flavour" that an LDC will have.