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Old 16th January 2013
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I think it's a workhorse that is priced to high (1500 would be a good price). The main difference between the old and new (in my experience) is that the new lack headroom and give a hotter signal to the pre. Soundwise it's the same if you can compensate for that by recording more silent sources (wich is not always the case).

They are good at everything, but not stellar at anything. They sound a bit bland, but are very easy to mix and therefor very popular. It's the kind of mic that i would use if i don't know wich mic i would use.

But for that purpose, i prefer a Gefell UMT70S, wich is way cheaper and better sounding. It's made by Gefell, the east german part of the original Neumann firm, and still runned by the Neumann family as far as i know