This mic is great at any price, but the fact that it is priced where it is makes it even more impressive. Very happy with my purchase and plan to eventually get another for stereo situations.
This is not, in my opinion, an all-purpose microphone. However, when it suits the situation it is mind-blowingly awesome... Read more
it clearly was the choice hands down on vocals for a recent client vs our Neumann U87....the next song not so much though.
Preamp: Make sure you have a quality preamp as this microphone actually needs one.
Electric guitars: I miked up the cab with our usual 57 and 421 combo... but also added the R84... and ended up using mostly just the R84 mic in the final mixes.
Bag for a case: Still deciding if I like it or not. It makes sense as it forces you to store it in the needed vertical position, but I wish it had a little more protection/padding on the bottom of the bag for when you are setting it down.
Overall it is a mic that does specific things extraordinarily well. I would highly recommend it (as long as you know what it is and when to use it...which AEA explains well on their site with literature and audio samples).
Kudos to AEA... will be buying another!!!