I'm becoming more and more fond of the company as I discover more and more of their headphones and microphones range, these have only strengthened this even more. The 40 series ribbon mics are at a good price point when compared to their premium competitors (AEA, Royer, Coles etc.) and they're well designed with unique form factors.
This mic has an exceptional warm sound, plenty of low end and unique character. I would love to hear this mic on a good vocalist, it's a real pleasure discovering mics like this that don't sound so "generic". The warmth won't be a good thing for a lot of applications, for example it took away a lot of the bright presence of the acoustic guitar. Perhaps, it would be best used in combination with a nice condenser mic for this purpose. On electric guitar, it fit right in - a really useful companion for the typical dynamic mics like the SM57 I used with it in parts of the video.
The only thing I was a bit suspicious of was the shock mount, and simply because it doesn't lock the mic in at all - something that won't matter 99% of the time, but it did make me a bit nervous handling it as it swayed around a bit.
One of the best things about this mic is how tiny it is, the body is amazingly thin and sleek. It has a much more neutral sound, and I say this not to write it off as a boring sounding ribbon mic - it still has a nice smooth character, but just more versatile for many applications. I still quite liked how it sounded on electric guitar even though I typically prefer more low end from a ribbon mic. It's also worth considering this mic is a bit cheaper than its 4080 counterpart, which is a welcome point of difference.
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