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AE5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone

The ultimate vocal performance instrument, the Artist Elite AE5400 cardioid condenser delivers pristine sound quality demanded by the most discriminating microphone user. With its superb sonic design, this true condenser features superior anti-shock engineering for low handling noise and quiet performance. Featuring the same element as the classic AT4050 studio mic, its large-diaphragm capsule assures an accurate, natural response. It handles high SPL's and offers protection against plosives/sibilance without compromising high-frequency performance and clarity.
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Review 1 for AE5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone
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PostedFebruary 26, 2013
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from St. Johns, MI 48879, USA
Environment:Live Sound
How Long:Up to a year
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Audio Quality 
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I've been using this microphone for about six months now, playing in a Country/Western band, as well as in a Blues/Rock band. I'm a baritone (chest voice) typically, but have a very high tenor head voice as well. This is an amazingly neutral microphone, except for a very slight bump in the upper mids, and a decent cut at about 5K.
The bad: this mic is not forgiving. Whatever your vocal issues are, it will find them. It is also very sensitive to stage volume and feedback.
The good: if you have a good voice (and control), you will sound better than you ever have! If you use IEMs, feedback is not an issue, and you can turn up the gain and catch every nuance of your performance. I have a small recording studio as well, and use this mic rather than any ribbon mic - it's that good!
Pros Presentation/Spoken Word, Vocals/Singing
Cons less than exceptional feedback rejection
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