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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:15 pm    Post subject: NT# versus NT5 follow-up Reply with quote

well I bought the NT3's.... any thoughts???????? on rigid mount versus shock mount for overheads?

The NT3's are too large to fit in the shock mounts I use for the MXL 603's

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this thread is 3 weeks old but, and I hate to say it...........NT3's are the last mic I would buy.............overly bright to the point of sounding harsh and brittle. Like AKG C1000's, best used as a doorstop.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little EQ and I find my C1000 makes a fine paper weight.


As for shock mounts ....... I just make sure the mic stand doesn't come in contact with anything ...... there .... problem solved.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

supreme commander Bob wrote:
A little EQ and I find my C1000 makes a fine paper weight.


Laugh Laugh Laugh

I do have to come to AKG's defense only to say that I love my C2000B -- it's pretty great for vox, guitars, and even kick drum. No experience with the C1000, though it does seem to get universally panned...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey stainless, have you done the super easy capacitor switchout mod on your 603's? Sloop turned me onto it, and I was astounded at the improvement. I A/B'd a modded one against a stock one, and the difference is huge. Sounds like the stock mic had a pillow covering that the mod got rid of. Well worth the $3 in capacitors.

If you want to try it, pm me for the link. There seems to be an effort to keep it on the DL.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found my NT1000 to be a very well built mic that sounds fantastic on some things. I've used it on every instrument at some point over the past 10 years and it has worked impressively well. Acoustic guitar and female vocals shine with this mic!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

skulpter wrote:
supreme commander Bob wrote:
A little EQ and I find my C1000 makes a fine paper weight.


Laugh Laugh Laugh

I do have to come to AKG's defense only to say that I love my C2000B -- it's pretty great for vox, guitars, and even kick drum. No experience with the C1000, though it does seem to get universally panned...

actually, personally, I find I can use anything with a little EQ.
Nowadays with the 'puter recording everyone runs their mic into a pre or interface that doesn't have any EQ so they need it to sound good without EQ. I still use an analog board so I just reach up and take out a little 2k on the C1000 and it does fine.
But it's an ugly little SOB so I tend to use my pretty green and gold V67

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wise sage- I respectfully disagree. I may EQ, but mainly to cut some lows out to get some of the drums out. I'm quite happy with these over any thing else I've tried so far

Lt- I just used the rigid mounts, seems to be fine

Skulp- see PM

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