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best sounding mics with V3
« on: March 30, 2003, 11:21:17 PM »
 ??? I've been on a long search to find what I think is best going into a V3 and would LOVE to hear some of your oppinions.  I know there must be a bunch of opinions out there and hearing them might help me on my search.  So far, I've really liked gefell m200's and ADK TL's... If any of you could make some suggestions of what to try out and why that would be cool.  They would have to be suitable for most situations, but large section taping would be farther down the list.  Mostly theaters (fox in boulder), bars where I would be the only taper (onstage) and obviously SOME indoor and outdoor section shows.  Thanks in advance!

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Re:best sounding mics with V3
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2003, 02:56:50 AM »
depends what your price range is.
i have heard many nice tapes with the v3.
however, the 41's sound the best to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   8)
especially if you are going to be taping in nice theatres etc...
the highs are so silky smooth and crisp, the mids are well defined, and the low end is punchy yet natural and transparent.  
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Re:best sounding mics with V3
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2003, 07:04:45 AM »
4022s :)

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Re:best sounding mics with V3
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2003, 07:32:04 AM »
I'm very happy with KM140 > V3.   ;D
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Re:best sounding mics with V3
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2003, 08:22:16 AM »
i think the V3 is going to sound pretty awesome w/just about any mic.

Look at it this way.  the unit itself is regarded as the ultimate transparant preamp.
so, that means you will hear the mics, in all their glory (or not).

that sort of characteristic makes me think it would be an ideal match for DPA mics as they are also thought of as transparent.

So, any mic that sounds good on its own is going to kick ass through this.  Other mics that benefit from some sort of coloration may not find that benefit w/the V3.

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Re:best sounding mics with V3
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2003, 09:48:17 AM »
here's my rule of thumb, and this goes off of what Todd was saying... if yer mics are worth more than the V3 chances are they are gonna sound good.  I dont mean to say that from an elitist standpoint, but in reality your mics should be where your money is, not in your pre/ad combo.  If you've put that kind of money into your mics, then they should be good sounding enough to go well with the V3 or the MME.

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Re:best sounding mics with V3
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2003, 10:30:17 AM »
I'm sorry, but you'll be doing yourself a huge disservice by matching gear based on how much it costs.  That is just terrible advice!  There are plenty of excellent mic options out there below the $1500 price tag of the V3, many even <$1k.

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Re:best sounding mics with V3
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2003, 10:31:29 AM »
yah craig, but if you are gonna put that kinda money into a rig, put it in your mics

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Re:best sounding mics with V3
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2003, 10:34:24 AM »
you may have done this already, but also check out any sources you can that have the v2 as the preamp and a good outboard a/d such as an ad1k, ad500e or sbm-1.  while not a perfect representation of the v3 sound, the preamp in the v3 is identical to the v2 with the addition of the high-res a/d.

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Re:best sounding mics with V3
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2003, 10:36:14 AM »
I've heard some good sound via AKG 480/ck61 > V3 > D8
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Re:best sounding mics with V3
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2003, 10:43:56 AM »
I would agree that the choice of mics will influence the sound of your rig more than any other component, so it would be wise to allocate enough $ in your budget to get the mics you want.  But if someone found mics they liked for $850-900 (or even $500, I'm just throwing #'s out there), it certainly wouldn't be wasted $ to run those mics into a V3 if they could afford it.

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Re:best sounding mics with V3
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2003, 10:51:30 AM »
ok, let me rephrase... its not worth your time to spend 1-300 on mics and then 1300 on your pre... the two should be somewhat adequately matched.  

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Re:best sounding mics with V3
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2003, 10:57:05 AM »
i think a much better way to think about this question would be:  

what mics are your absolute favorites?  buy those and run with the pre/ ad of your choice.  in this case, obviously the V3.  if you don't personally know what mics to buy, i'd advise against buying strictly on the recommendations of others.  best to listen to many sources/ examples from different situations/ locations to get a firm feel for what 'YOU' like.

i just think you're looking at the situation backwards by trying to match mics to a given pre/ ad combo.  by far the biggest influence in your sound will come from the mics themselves, not the pre/ ad.  pick/ put the money there, and follow the mics with your pre/ ad decision.  

hope this helps.

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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2003, 11:08:14 AM »
well said scott :-)

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Re:best sounding mics with V3
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2003, 11:29:55 AM »
I have listened to the 4022s>v3 from phish vegas which sound awesome, as well as the MBHO 440s & 603s>v3 from SCI and UM which both sound very very nive as well.  
You can't go wrong with the v3...even though some of you Apogee lovers will think otherwise  ;)

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