EV 635a and then some

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I've been using a pair of 635a's as room mics recently for 2 track
rehearsal recordings. I started using them because they're the only
pair of omni's I've got and I'm not worried about them being knocked
over. I was suprised by how much I liked them though - even with the
lack of highs and lows. Are there any omni dynamics with a bit more
extension on the top and bottom?
 
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apa <tacoma57@hotmail.com> wrote:
>I've been using a pair of 635a's as room mics recently for 2 track
>rehearsal recordings. I started using them because they're the only
>pair of omni's I've got and I'm not worried about them being knocked
>over. I was suprised by how much I liked them though - even with the
>lack of highs and lows. Are there any omni dynamics with a bit more
>extension on the top and bottom?

The absolute best is the RE-55 which is sort of like a 635A with bottom
end.

The problem wih the RE-55 is that it's both much more delicate than
the 635A, and discontinued. But it is really an amazing-sounding
dynamic.

Shure made a bunch of high grade omni dynamics, none of which have
been in the catalogue for twenty years.
--scott

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apa wrote:
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> Are there any omni dynamics with a bit more
> extension on the top and bottom?


Beyer M101
 
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On 7/13/05 9:07 AM, in article db33lr$nrm$1@panix2.panix.com, "Scott Dorsey"
<kludge@panix.com> wrote:

> apa <tacoma57@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I've been using a pair of 635a's as room mics recently for 2 track
>> rehearsal recordings. I started using them because they're the only
>> pair of omni's I've got and I'm not worried about them being knocked
>> over. I was suprised by how much I liked them though - even with the
>> lack of highs and lows. Are there any omni dynamics with a bit more
>> extension on the top and bottom?
>
> The absolute best is the RE-55 which is sort of like a 635A with bottom
> end.
>
> The problem wih the RE-55 is that it's both much more delicate than
> the 635A, and discontinued. But it is really an amazing-sounding
> dynamic.
>
> Shure made a bunch of high grade omni dynamics, none of which have
> been in the catalogue for twenty years.

Wasn;t there an AUDIO TECHNICA re55-copy?
Most of their early dynamics are still in the list I think... Worth a look.
 
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Not dynamics, but the best omni I've found lately for all kinds of
stuff is the Avenson STO-2. $500 matched pair... more than 635 for
sure... but worth it IMO

Steve
 
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"Scott Dorsey" <kludge@panix.com> wrote in message
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> apa <tacoma57@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>I've been using a pair of 635a's as room mics recently for 2 track
>>rehearsal recordings. I started using them because they're the only
>>pair of omni's I've got and I'm not worried about them being knocked
>>over. I was suprised by how much I liked them though - even with the
>>lack of highs and lows. Are there any omni dynamics with a bit more
>>extension on the top and bottom?
>
> The absolute best is the RE-55 which is sort of like a 635A with bottom
> end.
>
> The problem wih the RE-55 is that it's both much more delicate than
> the 635A, and discontinued. But it is really an amazing-sounding
> dynamic.
>
> Shure made a bunch of high grade omni dynamics, none of which have
> been in the catalogue for twenty years.
> --scott
>
> --
> "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."

The EV 655, which I believe is the predecessor to the RE-55, was a very
smooth omni dynamic, with lots of top end and pretty fair bottom. It
sometimes shows up on Ebay.
 
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Steve Scott <squeegybug@netspace1.com> wrote:
>Not dynamics, but the best omni I've found lately for all kinds of
>stuff is the Avenson STO-2. $500 matched pair... more than 635 for
>sure... but worth it IMO

I believe these folks are using the same capsule that Earthworks is.
--scott
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Scott Dorsey wrote:
> Steve Scott <squeegybug@netspace1.com> wrote:
> >Not dynamics, but the best omni I've found lately for all kinds of
> >stuff is the Avenson STO-2. $500 matched pair... more than 635 for
> >sure... but worth it IMO
>
> I believe these folks are using the same capsule that Earthworks is.
> --scott


Yes that's correct Scott, Panasonic capsules. But the Avensons
(formerly called Stapes) are way less costly than EW. And the sound is
exceptional, just about the "real-est" tones I've heard. Very flat
frequency response.

Steve
 

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