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Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by avkid, Mar 25, 2005.

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Which one is the better choice?

  1. AKG D 2002 S

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  2. Nady PCM-200

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  1. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    I have to decided to make a microphone purchase. I am torn betwwen the classic look of the Nady PCM-200 Dynamic mic, or the company I trust, AKG D-2002 S. If anyone has an opinion on which is an all around better mic,please share!!!!!
     
  2. wolf825

    wolf825 Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

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    Depends on the application...vocal, instrument, area, recording or live, with or without monitors, or all around general purpose...whats the application(s) you have in mind.. ? Otherwise its like asking which car is better..the one with 4 spinner wheels and mad sound system, or the one with the cool paint color and the fast durable engine. They both drive but each has a different desired effect... :)

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  3. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    general vocal (no monitors within 10 feet)
     
  4. wolf825

    wolf825 Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

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    Ok, The AKG is a good overall mic then for general vocal use unless you want the look.. The Nady is more purchased for the "look" for shows and stuff..but is ot a tonally good sounding mic IMO. For Sound and tone and best feedback rejection--the AKG is much better IMO... Other brands to look at--the Audio Technica PRO and Artist Elite stuff is generally great sounding and has good tonal qualities--and the prices are nice. The generic age-old "58" is always there..but IMO for a general use Mic you can find others that are just better sounding and just as versitile. A favorite of mine which is a very versitile mic--excellent sound for vocals, but can also be used on instruments like horns, guitars and bass rigs and even a kick drum, is the Beyer M-88. Bit pricey--around $250-300$...but well worth having in your microphone box...

    JMO...
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  5. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    Musician's Friend has a special on the AKG'S, 3 for $69!!
     
  6. mbenonis

    mbenonis Wireless Guy Administrator

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    Well, after a glance at SKG's website, I can't even find the D-2002 S. The closest I could find is the D-2000, which is a discontinued mic.

    I would highly suggest expanding your options here. In my book, any mic that can be had for $20 apiece screams cheap, and will not stand up to much nor sound decent. If price is a major concern here, take a look at the Shure PG48/58 or the Sennheiser E815S. The Shure PG48 is $66 list, and the PG58 and E815S are both are just over $100 list. Give Full Compass a call and they will probably offer you a really good price on all of these mics. PM me for contact information.
     
  7. TechnicalDirector3-W

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    The PG mics are great and now Shure has started making the PGX series which is a step up, at the company I work at we sell the PG 48 mic for $35. If I were you I would consider going this way shure makes a great mic.
     
  8. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    I have have a better Shure mic. I want to add some variety to my collection.
     
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    Go with the Sennheiser Evolution series then - it's definitely better than Nady and likely better than the AKG.
     
  10. The_Guest

    The_Guest Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

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    Nady is horrible they're like most Shure PG mics, they pick up so much body noise. And they break a bit easier. They're fine for a mic to play around with, but when you have to work to do. Don't count on them, they aren't as durable.
     
  11. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    okay, I came into more money so now I have two new choices,
    Sennheiser E825S or Shure SM-57?
     
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    I'd go with the Senny. I'm a big fan of the Shures as work horses, but the 57 isn't as versatile as a multi purpose mic. While it's true that you can sing into one, the 825 is going to work a lot better in that application, as well as being able to double as an instrument mic.
     
  13. avkid

    avkid Not a New User Fight Leukemia

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    Anyone else care to elaborate on the new choices?
     
  14. mbenonis

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    Go with the Sennheiser, hands down. The SM57 is an instrument mic, and while it can (and is) used for speech applications, I wouldn't sing into one. Also, you say that you want variety - getting another Shure really won't provide that. As I stated, give Full Compass a call - they will probably beat any price you see on these mics elsewhere.
     
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    At my place we are thinking of getting the shure beta 58. as a kinda all around workhorse mic
     
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    I Use 4 ULX Beta 58 Shure's as the workhorse mics. They have never failed yet (execpt for replacing batteries :))

    But they are used as the primary HH mic in my theatre, primarially for convience and they sound great too.
     
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    wow.....stupidest Question ever.......there is no comparison.AKG all the way.




    "Nady's are for a cheap ass" -Mike Ravita
     

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