This versatile addition to the Artist Series features a new multi-stage flat grille design for precise positioning close to the sound source. Equipped with a neodymium magnet for high-output performance, the ATM650 has a frequency response tailored for clear sound reproduction of guitar cabinets, snare and percussion. A-T’s innovative dual-wall floating construction banishes handling noise.
The Audio Technica ATM650 is up there too, it's just not an LDC. Talk about cheap with a really nice, tight pattern and awesome tone!
...which have great spec and can sometimes be found for about $100 used. AT also makes more midrangey dynamics, the ATM650 and AE6100 (both got a great TapeOp review). Absolutely agree that you should treat your room, even if that means spending under $200 on a mic. That's exactly what I think you should do.
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