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This mic doesn't give the same impedance definition as a mate of mine told me I needed to run it on my Alto Pro 1604 mixer, so I took a gamble. It paid off. The mic looks lovely. I saw Marantz and that was good enough for me. I'd love an Audio Technica but you know what? I can't afford one! This mic seems to suit my voice all right for radio broadcasts. I might look into some other mics later, but I'm a bit fed up with faffing about, doing studio upgrades. I need a rest from that for a while. This little gem provides me with enough enthusiasm to satisfy my craving for a decent microphone for now.
I've done a couple of tests. It's not taking much sound from the top. It seems to be better standing perfectly upright. There's much more front-side power than from the top. I'll have to ask my listeners to help me tune it in for lows, mids and trebs next week. Other than that, I'm very pleased I now have a mic the mixer 'likes'.
In the box: Microphone; soft mic cover; table stand; shock mount; XLR double-ended cable; spec sheet and warranty info.
Auf der Suche nach einem kostengünstigen aber trotzdem hochwertigen Kondensator-Mikrofon, bin ich bei dem Marantz Professional MPM-1000 gelandet. Im Verbund mit meinem kleinen Behringer Xenyx 302 USB Mischpult, arbeitet das Mikrofon anstandslos, obwohl das Mischpult lediglich 15 Volt Phantomspannung liefert. Auch das Zubehör kann sich für den Preis sehen lassen. Ich habe hier mein Unboxing Video verlinkt, damit ihr euch einen besseren Eindruck über das Gesamtpaket nebst Stimmprobe machen könnt.
I was happy with this considering the price, and it recorded an audiobook that met Amazon's technical requirements. However after that one project I replaced it with a Rode NT1-A which is far superior ... easier for the voice artist to deliver a nuanced performance, easier for me to edit the audio, better final experience for the listener. The Maranz is a good choice if you're on a tight budget or if excellent audio quality is not a priority ... but I'd say get something better for real professional use.
Four stars because it's still good value, and good enough for lots of uses.
Ok so I'm going to say this is not a microphone for recording singers as it's not very responsive and is quite noisy in the signal to noise ratio. However it is okay for speech and would be great for YouTubers. The included accessorys make this a good value Mike for general use. It works well for reamping where the signal is good. I've had good results with both bass and guitar cabs.
I put one of these on my Christmas list, as I needed a more compact set up for recording acoustic guitar. It's a very nice quality mic, especially at that price - crisp and responsive. Fit the mic into the desktop stand as shown in the photo, and it is stable enough for careful use. I purchased another one after Christmas, so that I can record in stereo with great results!
Pros: Good for picking up acoustic intruments and voice. Excellent for acoustic guitar for example. Clear sound, no discernible noise (well below 70dB) and good definition across the spectrum - nice bass, decent mid and fairly clear treble. Good suppression of ambient noise (e.g. PC fan is below the noise threshold), perhaps helped by cardioid curve.
Cons: The sound level is a bit low at 30cm from the mike - but this is easy to iron out with a pre-amp. Spongy thing (wind shield?) was a bit mashed in the box and you need to be very careful getting the mic into the bracket as padding seems quite easy to peel off.
Summary: You are unlikely to tell the difference between this and a much more expensive mikes. I am not bothered by the cons listed - it's better if the cost savings are on these trimmings than on the sound quality which is superb.
Like the title of the review says really - this is just a really nice no-nonsense mic that produces great sound for VO work.
I'm using this on my YouTube channel - and also for some Voice-Over work that I do as part of my job and it's improved the quality of the audio considerably. I'm running it through a Behringer Xneyx 302 USB mixer (to provide the phantom power) and then into a Tascam DR-05 Audio recorder. It's mounted into a desk-mounted, extendable mic sound and clipped into it's own shock mount.
Do be aware that if you buy this, you will need to be able to power it - so you'll need a mixer or adaptor than can provide the phantom power it needs. Unlike many powered condenser mics, this will run on phantom power as low as 9 volts - so it works nicely with the output from the Xenyx 302.
This Microphone comes with everything you need to get it set up on a mic stand.
It does not come with the additional equipment needed to provide the phantom power required for it to work. You will need a means of providing this power as part of the xlr connection. I have found that the mount for the microphone is a little flimsy and does need tightening to stop it moving around due to the weight of the microphone.
I have it connected to the Scarlett Solo for phantom power and so as I can also connect instruments and utilise GarageBand etc on the MacBook. As a musician and teacher, I needed to ensure that I was able to continue to teach online and sound is an important part of the student experience. This microphone functions really well and as a condenser it limits the peripheral sounds picked up well. The sound students hear (they say) is better than before and more consistent for the online environment.
In addition to teaching with it, I also use it to record. For this purpose it is great for the price.
Overall, it functions well (but you need additional equipment). The sound is great for the price range and the build is solid and robust. I'd recommend this to anyone that is beginning to record themselves or is looking for something that could be used for streaming or online teaching at a very good price point.
If you need a podcast mic or you record for gaming or YouTube then this is a very good mic for the money. It does lack some low end, but if you get close enough it will make up for it. The stand is sturdy and mic muff does a good job blocking out plosives! Would definitely recommend