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Old 05-10-2019, 02:25 PM
RGWelch RGWelch is offline
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I'm looking at an Audio-Technica AT2035 Cardioid Condenser that is nicely priced at $150. Up from there is the AT4040 at $300. There is also the Sennheiser MD 421 II, which is a little more, but I know those are industry standard.

How much of an improvement ate the higher priced mics over the AT2035? Would I be happy with that mic for just general recording purposes? Or is the AT4040 vastly better and more than worth the extra $? It seems to have less distortion and better transient response. That might make a difference for intimate acoustic guitar recording?

There is also the AKG P420 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone, it's a little more then the AT2035 and has 79db s/n ratio, vs 82db on the AT2035. Then there is the AKG C214 Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone, which looks similar to the AT4040? Maybe better, or about the same?

Any comments are welcome.
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