Yeah I know, I think most of the behringer stuff is total crap, but somehow this one piece of gear actually works for me. If you value detail, clarity across all frequencies (20Hz to 20kHz and beyond), and fidelity of the highest order, you need a large-diaphragm condenser microphone.Other types of mics can accomplish great … The K2 … You need an account to post a reply. They don't seem to make "general purpose" mics (maybe except for the Blue Bottle). which I put through an LA-610. Sort by. LA-610, r121, jz2 etc. The Z5600a II is a large-diaphragm condenser from sE Electronics with a thick, rich tube sound and 9 polar pattern choices for the ultimate in versatility. 04/22/2011. But even when using the line input, the signal is still pretty hot sometimes. Join Sonic Scoop’s Justin Colletti as he tests out some tube condenser microphones that won’t break the bank. TLA Ivory (5051) is not as good as the older units like the Indigo series. I have a K2 with an upgraded valve (can't remember what off hand though!) Already have an account? One of my favorite setups is a K2 run through a ART TPS-II. I own the sE Z5600A which I preferred over the K2 as it has a combination of the "smoothness" and some of the hi-end. I could get a decent pre but I just don't like how honky the mic sounds. Both are very nice mics but I immediately preferred the NTK as it was "smoother" sounding as opposed to the K2 which is brighter sounding than the NTK. Firstly there is the Z5600 which is the oldest in the series, then there is the Z5600A and then the Z5600A II. All the statements like "sweet" "warm", "rich" and "airy" would apply. I'd say, don't spend money on any of these pieces, they are very budget minded and will leave your recordings sounding very dull and 2 dimensional, or just plain consumer level. The Gemini at it's current price point is an ultra bargain. It's a different deal as it is manufactured by ONE specialized Chinese manufacturer that seeks the higher sonic ground and does not manufacture for others (unlike all the other Chinese manufacturers.) For both, the 610. i dont know, lots of poeple said the tube is better. There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. So that's a variable I can't speak to outside of my own experiences. Both are very nice mics but I immediately preferred the NTK as it was "smoother" sounding as opposed to the K2 which is brighter sounding than the NTK. It is an incredibly versatile mic and also one of the best vocal mics available. Recording with tablets & smartphones (iOS & Android). I don't know the Rode K2, but I do have a Z5600 MKII. Here he’ll check out the Rode NTK, the Se z5600a II, the Lauten Audio LA-320, … The Rode K2 is a Large Diaphragm vacuum tube condenser microphone with a very low self noise and a good wide dynamic range. 5. (Buying purely for vocals not interested in micing any instruments or anything) Thanks any advice would be much appreciated. Hey there! Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered. ~Sebatron~ Discrete Class A Pro Audio Professional Recording Equipment and Valve Preamplifiers, TL Audio 5051 - Mono Tube Voice Processor. It's probably one of the best-priced tube mics around, considering Rode… Just to clarify a few things, sE electronics has gone through a few models of the Z56. So you really need to try one before you marry it to make sure it fits. The Z5600a II. z5600 is one of the most useles mic's i've ever had. Save your money and get something better. My advice would be to buy a decent preamp (grace 101, GAP73, etc) and a decent adda converter, since the ones on the projectmix suck major donkeyballs. Range accent of my favorite setups is a large-diaphragm tube condenser microphone with a very low self and... 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