Finally, very interesting microphone.
Very hard to say, that it can be used as universal microphone. I have bought it for my Grand Piano, acoustic guitar, violin and another acoustic instruments. Also it was tested on male and female vocals.
In short conclusion - soft mic. Really soft and rounded. With an average encrase in basses. Male vocal and bassy instruments begin to mumble. But sharp, HiFreq sounds become very pleasant.
And another great feature - ribbon microphone - the most exact figure-eight, with 100% the same responce from both sides (most condenser mics often has a little difference). And this mic is great in MidSide recording. It is very carefull and doesn't obstruction sound.
- Great manufacturing quality. Rode!
- Very strong signal. Need a less gain, comparing to my tube condenser mic
- Soft and acurate sound
- Ideal figure-eight
- Begins mumble in bass-rich sounds
- Needs carefull manageing and optimum atmosphere
If you want some extraordinary mic in your collection, buy one.
But be carefull - it will be an experiment. Sound is very different from lots another studio mics.