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sdelsolray

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Re: The New ADK A-6 Condenser Microphone
« Reply #60 on: September 09, 2007, 01:18:04 pm »

hargerst wrote on Wed, 29 August 2007 15:30


OK, back to ADK.  They arrived today, nicely packed.  The black wooden presentation cases have a high dollar look to them and both mics are pretty hefty.  The A6 looks similar to the Hamburg/Vienna models.  The S7 is about the size of a Neumann TLM103.


Have you had a chance to try out the ADK A6 or S7 mics?
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Re: The New ADK A-6 Condenser Microphone
« Reply #61 on: September 09, 2007, 02:00:54 pm »

It's a two man job testing the mics.  Alex will be in tomorrow and we'll probably start our initial tests then.  Then, if it's appropriate, Alex will try them out on the next recording session.
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Re: The New ADK A-6 Condenser Microphone
« Reply #62 on: September 21, 2007, 10:42:22 am »

antoniosolo wrote on Sat, 08 September 2007 23:56

That adk a6 is a wonderful sounding mic.  I had the mxl and "at" budget mics and I sold them to friends after buying the area 51s and later, an a6.  A few more bucks and you have a keeper. Cool



Since U tried it, u think its close to the new Telefunken AK47?  As it looks, I might just buy the Tele and be done w/it.....
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Larry Villella

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Re: The New ADK A-6 Condenser Microphone
« Reply #63 on: September 21, 2007, 02:07:32 pm »

Telefunken makes extraordinary microphones.  Toni is a great guy and
if you have the funds, the AK-47 is certainly an very fine option.  

At five times the cost of the S-7, it's really apples and oranges.

From an SPL standpoint the AK-47 specs Max SPL 1% THD @ 1KHz) 132dB

ADK Model S-7 specs Max SPL 0.5% THD @ 1 kHz 150 db

From a tonality standpoint - beauty is in the ear of the beholder.

Both mics are worthy of your consideration.

From my standpoint - for HIGH SPL - the choice is clear.
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Re: The New ADK A-6 Condenser Microphone
« Reply #64 on: October 04, 2007, 12:17:02 am »

...Well!?  haha, I've been watching this thread from a far and I can't wait to hear about them.  I am looking to purchase a couple matched budget condensers and can't wait to hear what you think about them!
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Re: The New ADK A-6 Condenser Microphone
« Reply #65 on: October 04, 2007, 01:00:27 am »

I am going to be checking out their S7 pretty soon...prob not the A6 though.
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Re: The New ADK A-6 Condenser Microphone
« Reply #66 on: October 04, 2007, 01:16:54 am »

awww, but the A6 caused so much controversy!  I was really into this one and then its like my fav show just got canceled!  But I'm definitely interested in the S7 too...
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Re: The New ADK A-6 Condenser Microphone
« Reply #67 on: October 04, 2007, 11:11:21 am »

We have them both here, but I haven't been able to get together with Alex to test them.  Lemme see if he's put them thru their paces yet.

Stay tuned.
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Harvey "Is that the right note?" Gerst
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Re: The New ADK A-6 Condenser Microphone
« Reply #68 on: October 04, 2007, 03:21:06 pm »

Hearing is Believing !!!

I'm cautiously optimistic - based only on anechdotal info, that you just might be
glad that ADK didn't pursue the race to the bottom or the mania for eye candy.  

We had the courage of conviction to put the money under the hood. If used as
a Spot Mic - with an optimal distance of One Foot to One Meter from the source -
you will find the openness and honesty of the A6 & S-7 to be compelling !!!

These two mics weren't designed to be 'good for the money'.

They were designed to be flat-out good. Mics with Musicality!!


If you do or don't agree, that's what these forums are for!!


Thanks Harvey - your candid opinion is appreciated!


Cheers!!


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Re: The New ADK A-6 Condenser Microphone
« Reply #69 on: October 04, 2007, 07:54:45 pm »

Well, I'm definitely gonna hold out a little further on purchasing my next condenser until I hear the results.  Can't wait...

Ross
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Re: The New ADK A-6 Condenser Microphone
« Reply #70 on: October 06, 2007, 12:13:06 am »

    UPDATE FOR HIGH SPL BRASS -

Our Post Beta in NY with Harris Brothers Horns has led to a
a more Ribbony Variation of the S-7 for reeds and brass.  

The ADK Custom Shop has a new Mod that can alter the basic
tone-signature of the S-7 to make it as mellow as you want it.

Current version had extensive Beta on Drum Elements and Cabs.

The S-7 is Perfect, in our view, for Rock And Roll!!!

But for Brass, there is a MOD that will make the S-7 sound
more like a HIGH SPL Hamburg Edition.  We believe in the idea
of improvisation.  And the idea that one size does not fit all.


The whole purpose for the custom shop is so we can hot-rod mics!

Capsule Swaps, PC Board Swaps, Transformer Swaps. Cool stuff!!  

Like our modular Pre-Amps, we like taking the fundimental
elements of the analog signal chain and making it better.


Tweak-mania is the ADK Way . . . .


Listening to our Artists and Engineers is the driver !!!
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Re: The New ADK A-6 Condenser Microphone
« Reply #71 on: October 12, 2007, 11:52:53 am »

Interested in Terry and Harvey's response on the new models they are checking out.

It seems that the ADK's are going to not be "standard," but will be "modded" for use with horns or voiced in some other way.  Is there going to be some marking on the microphone casing indicating how it has been changed?  Otherwise, when these sell on the used market in a few years, it will be very difficult to understand exactly what one is buying.

Galil
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Re: The New ADK A-6 Condenser Microphone
« Reply #72 on: October 12, 2007, 02:02:06 pm »

Of course, if you liked it enough, you might not sell it...




But I guess you mean buying something someone else would be selling...
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Re: The New ADK A-6 Condenser Microphone
« Reply #73 on: October 13, 2007, 07:21:12 pm »

Any word on the testing?
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Re: The New ADK A-6 Condenser Microphone
« Reply #74 on: October 14, 2007, 11:50:07 am »

Alex has used both mics now.  I'll get some preliminary impressions from him today.  I haven't heard them yet.
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