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Shure, Oktava, MXL... Best overhead microphones?

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Heabow, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    I will need to buy a pair of good overhead mics for studio use only. My budget is 200€-300€. My first choice is Oktava's MK012-01 because they sound really good, they're great for the price and I already have one. Plus they can be Jolly modded later which is cool. But I always look for advices and opinions.

    My other options are: Sontronics STC-15, MXL 603SPR and Shure PG81.
     
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    +1 for the oktavas in that price range.... no complaints at all about mine
     
  3. egan.

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    Oktava's.
     
  4. TRA

    TRA Just another nobody

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    Shure Beta181. I sold my Oktava for Rode NT5 back in the day. I sold those not too long after.
     
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    I'm really satisfied with my pair of Oktava's :) Can't go wrong with 'em
     
  6. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    Thanks buddies, this confirms what I thought :) Go for Oktavas!
     
  7. Erik Monsonis

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    Oktavas. Don't think more about it.
     
  8. derekmoffat

    derekmoffat 608 STUDIOS

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    Yup, Oktavas
     
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    Yet another + for the MK012s. Even now and then I go through through phases where I use something else. After awhile, I always seem to go, "Mmmm, something's not working anymore." Going back to the Oktavas is always nice.

    Hell, even the cheap Chinese knock-offs Guitar Center sold years ago sound good (have pairs of both).
     
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  11. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    Thanks a lot dude! Great vid ;)
     

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