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Author Topic: Let's Talk M-Audio Sputnik - Is there a more budget friendly, better tube alternative?  (Read 5446 times)

stains

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Let's Talk M-Audio Sputnik - Is there a more budget friendly, better tube alternative?

I'd love opinions on this one (as I'm looking to add a mic to my setup).  Mainly I'm looking to do vocals and mic a guitar cab from 3-4' or further in a room.

Thanks in advance! Shocked
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hargerst

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stains wrote on Fri, 02 October 2009 14:52

Let's Talk M-Audio Sputnik - Is there a more budget friendly, better tube alternative?

I'd love opinions on this one (as I'm looking to add a mic to my setup).  Mainly I'm looking to do vocals and mic a guitar cab from 3-4' or further in a room.

Thanks in advance! Shocked

How much is the Sputnik?  I like the MXL 960 a lot for vocals at $150.
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hargerst wrote on Fri, 02 October 2009 17:59

stains wrote on Fri, 02 October 2009 14:52

Let's Talk M-Audio Sputnik - Is there a more budget friendly, better tube alternative?

I'd love opinions on this one (as I'm looking to add a mic to my setup).  Mainly I'm looking to do vocals and mic a guitar cab from 3-4' or further in a room.

Thanks in advance! Shocked

How much is the Sputnik?  I like the MXL 960 a lot for vocals at $150.



I'm trying to find samples of the 960 but am having trouble.  How do you feel about it for cabs?

What about the Karma K58?
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stains

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Actually - what about non-tube in an SM7B for vocals and guitar cab?
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hargerst

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stains wrote on Fri, 02 October 2009 18:23

Actually - what about non-tube in an SM7B for vocals and guitar cab?

Now you're outta the "budget" mic range.  For that sound at a low price, try a used Beyer Soundstar MK II.
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stains

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hargerst wrote on Fri, 02 October 2009 17:59

stains wrote on Fri, 02 October 2009 14:52

Let's Talk M-Audio Sputnik - Is there a more budget friendly, better tube alternative?

I'd love opinions on this one (as I'm looking to add a mic to my setup).  Mainly I'm looking to do vocals and mic a guitar cab from 3-4' or further in a room.

Thanks in advance! Shocked

How much is the Sputnik?  I like the MXL 960 a lot for vocals at $150.



found a mint Sputnik for $499 maybe $450. May go for it tomorrow.
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Future_One

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I'd take an SM7b over a sputnik any day of the week.
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i truly love my Avantone CV-12, and my cv-28

they are in your price range i think

great customer support also

their new BV-1 looks nice to and is getting some good reviews, its 999

http://www.avantelectronics.com/CV-12.htm



http://www.avantelectronics.com/CV-28.htm


http://www.avantelectronics.com/BV-1.htm

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A stock Alctron HST 11a (Apex 460 etc) was preferred by almost a 2:1 margin over the Sputnik in a recent shootout.
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