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#1378775 - 03/19/15 09:09 AM Condenser Mic - Neumann TLM-102 vs Rode NTK
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I owned a Rode NTK for 8 years and unfortunately sold it a while ago. It performed really, really well on both vocals and acoustic guitars - far surpassing all my expectations at the time.

My new setup is almost complete, and Im looking for a go to condenser mic again, this time in the US $500-700 range. After sifting through dozens of vendor and owner reviews, Ive narrowed my search down to the NTK & the Neumann TLM-102.

It would be great to hear from anybody that might have some hands on experience with one or both of them. Or, if you know of another mic in this price range that you endorse, that would be useful information as well. Thanks.
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#1379448 - 03/22/15 05:17 PM Re: Condenser Mic - Neumann TLM-102 vs Rode NTK [Re: tannen]
tannen Offline
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Never mind about the comparison. Just won an auction on eBay for US $442 out the door for the next step up in the Rode line of mics (a K2 with power supply, shock mount, cable, windscreen, mic clip and case).

All the lead vocals on the last MTM album were done on a Rode NTK, so this should definitely be a win win.

By the way, if anyone is interested, Reverb.com has another K2 currently available for $495 with free shipping.
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DAW- Roland VS-2480, Logic ProX 10.3, Pro Tools 11
MAC - iMac 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5
INTERFACE - Focusrite Saffire Pro 26
RACK - TC Electronic Gold Channel (mic pre), Avid Eleven, Muse Receptor 2, TC Helicon Voiceworks
CONTROLLER - Kurzweil SP-88
MICS - Rode K2, Shure SM58
AXES - Ovation Custom Balladeer, Variax JTV-59P, Fender Jazz Bass, Scott Whitley Shortscale Bass (SWB-1)
MONITORS - Yamaha HS8's
HEADPHONES - Beyerdynamic DT880 / Vic Firth SIH1
SOFTWARE - EZ Drummer 2, NI Komplete


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#1379458 - 03/22/15 07:13 PM Re: Condenser Mic - Neumann TLM-102 vs Rode NTK [Re: tannen]
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I have a Rode NT1000, spent appx $300 for it maybe 10 years ago. It's been my go to mic for most vocals and acoustic guitar tracks.
I'm sure you'll be just as happy with your Rode.
Let us know how it works out.
Frank
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#1379592 - 03/23/15 11:57 AM Re: Condenser Mic - Neumann TLM-102 vs Rode NTK [Re: Frank Griffith]
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Cool! I've heard good things about the K2.
Let us know how it works out for you.

Pete

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#1379637 - 03/23/15 01:50 PM Re: Condenser Mic - Neumann TLM-102 vs Rode NTK [Re: tannen]
tannen Offline
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Thanks Frank & Pete. Yeah, I can't wait to try this out. I love Rode mics to begin with, and this particular model has received stellar reviews. I'll keep you posted!
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DAW- Roland VS-2480, Logic ProX 10.3, Pro Tools 11
MAC - iMac 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5
INTERFACE - Focusrite Saffire Pro 26
RACK - TC Electronic Gold Channel (mic pre), Avid Eleven, Muse Receptor 2, TC Helicon Voiceworks
CONTROLLER - Kurzweil SP-88
MICS - Rode K2, Shure SM58
AXES - Ovation Custom Balladeer, Variax JTV-59P, Fender Jazz Bass, Scott Whitley Shortscale Bass (SWB-1)
MONITORS - Yamaha HS8's
HEADPHONES - Beyerdynamic DT880 / Vic Firth SIH1
SOFTWARE - EZ Drummer 2, NI Komplete


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