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Octavamod modified Rode NT1-A vs Nuemann TLM-103
Old 2 weeks ago
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Octavamod modified Rode NT1-A vs Nuemann TLM-103

I was looking at finding a good used u87 mic when I came across a Michael Joly "Octavamod" modified Rode NT1-A w/6 Micron diaphragm on Craigslist for $350.

I currently have a neumann tlm-103. Is this considered an upgrade? Worth buying it? I've read a lot of good things about the modified Rode. Should I just save up for the real deal u87?

Another mic I was looking at is the WA-87. I've read a lot of good reviews.
Old 2 weeks ago
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If you are looking for an 87, I very much doubt the joly mod nt1a (or the warm) is gonna get you there.
The only way to know if you like them better than your 103 is to compare.
Old 1 week ago
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I don't own the Joly mic, but I've used one quite a bit and compared to my vintage 87. It compares nicely, but isn't identical. I'd much prefer it over the 103. My opinion....worth $0.02.
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I don't own the Joly mic, but I've used one quite a bit and compared to my vintage 87. It compares nicely, but isn't identical. I'd much prefer it over the 103. My opinion....worth $0.02.
Have you used a WA-87 ?
Old 1 week ago
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Originally Posted by Slickademo View Post
Have you used a WA-87 ?
Nope
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