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AKG C535 vs CAD e100 vs ADK A6 Boundary Microphones
Old 11th March 2013
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AKG C535 vs CAD e100 vs ADK A6

Any thoughts on which mic would be better for my home studio? Would be for drum OHs, room mic, electric guitar cabs, bass cab, percussion, and maybe rare vocals. Maybe as room mic for horns, too.

All are affordable (under $300), flat, neutral, cardioid, LDC condensers which is what I'm looking for. No/little coloration. Flat flat flat.

Thanks!
Old 11th March 2013
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I wouldn't call the AKG C535 an LDC, but it's a very nice and versatile microphone.
Old 11th March 2013
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I wouldn't call the AKG C535 an LDC, but it's a very nice and versatile microphone.
Good point. I guess I was thinking that it seems to get the respect of an LDC.
Old 13th March 2013
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bump. Any one favor one of these? Would the C535 outperform the others?
Old 13th March 2013
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C535 is truly excellent on many sources. It is different from the others since it is hyper-cadioid. (narrow pickup pattern, less bleed)

The original e100 are also a very fine mic. Have not used the newer reissue version.
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Any thoughts on which mic would be better for my home studio? Would be for drum OHs, room mic, electric guitar cabs, bass cab, percussion, and maybe rare vocals. Maybe as room mic for horns, too.

All are affordable (under $300), flat, neutral, cardioid, LDC condensers which is what I'm looking for. No/little coloration. Flat flat flat.

Thanks!
I have experience with the ADK A6. It's a nice neutral mic.

No cardioid is flat due to the proximity effect. At best, it has a flat response at a certain distance from the source.
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C535 is truly excellent on many sources. It is different from the others since it is hyper-cadioid.
It's cardioid.
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