the t.bone Ovid System CC 100

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CC 100 on a Double Bass
15.06.2016
The CC100 was attempted on several double basses, mainly using the dedicated double bass clip. Several trials were performed, trying to establish the optimal distance & location of the microphone.

The quality of sound is fair, but not quite at the level of an LDC mic. The main problem is the relatively low sensitivity & output level, resulting in relatively poor S/N. This is because the double bass is a relatively quiet instrument (compared to, for instance a trumpet or a snare drum).

Qualitatively the best results are obtained with the microphone placed close to the top, with the goose neck sticking through the bridge feet. However, in this close position it is quite a focussed point-measurement (though not as focussed as common DB PU's, as the Realist or contact mic's). Moving it farther out results in a more global perception of the instrument, yet at the cost of poorer S/N.

f-Holes need to be avoided: the sound will be strongly tainted by the Helmholtz blow resonance resulting in a dark grotty wash.

Sound quality can be further improved by setting judicious (sharp) notches on your pre-amp, after spectral analysis of the raw data.
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Sparky, 14.05.2013
Bought this to amplify a nylon string guitar on stage. It works to a degree, you need phantom power for a PA and you pick up a lot of ambient noise. So for this purpose it is just about OK - however it is superb for recording.
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Gets the job done, but nothing special
simi1029, 03.01.2018
The clamp that comes with this microphone is really slippery, I feel like it can fall off from the instrument at any moment.
Soundwise the microhpone is only okay, nothing really outstanding.
I tried it with violin, acoustic guitar, in both cases a bit harsh sounding.
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Good value and works with AKG
09.10.2016
Bought this to amplify sax and flute live.
Pros :-
Good sound and works with AKG transmitter; has good storage box and an XLR adapter included

Cons: :-
Wire too long and too thin
Saxophone and flute clip both very disappointing and unusable;
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Can be in good company
Npossibl9, 05.03.2018
It is important that descriptions of this product reveal what system is needed, what equipment must be linked for use. This one needs an expensive connection.
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A good basic mic if treated carefully
mr steve, 14.02.2016
I purchased one of these Ovid mics to try out on guitar and violin. It is very similar to the DPA range in appearance, but obviously the price point is considerably lower.

The cable is very thin and I would expect that this will be the first point of failure if the mic is not handled very carefully. It's also fairly noisy - if you handle the cable with the mic up you can hear handling noise.

It's a budget priced mic, and will be useful for close mixing, perhaps if there is no one on hand to position a mic near a performer/instrument on stage, but it's not pro-level in terms of build quality or sound. For serious sound reproduction I would recommend looking at alternatives from other manufacturers.
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Decent microphone
PacoChorobo, 23.04.2014
To be honest, the mic is noisy, that's the truth. Aside from this, depending on how tolerant you are to noise... it could be ok. I got best results in combination with AKG wireless system, in such a case, with some expert tweak, you can improve the noise signal ratio.
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Not bad!
20.10.2016
This mic will still need some extra EQ and possibly compression of some sort + reverb etc. of course to unleash its sound, but it's not bad and not expensive for what it does. Don't forget this needs phantom power, so a more or less serious mixer has to be used or a pedal that supplies phantom power. Its accessories are also interesting.
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For sax: nice sound for the price, but a lot of key noise
Michael6963, 21.12.2013
Hi, I've just bought the CC100 with the sax clip. I have compared it with a friend's AKG C519. The Tbone has a nice sound, but there is a lot of key noise. I personally regret buying the Tbone, and I am thinking of returning it and buying the AKG instead.
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Nice sound but fragile
03.08.2014
I used this microphone with the violin clip and T-bone wireless system and been very happy ith the sound (though a bit prone to feedback in a loud stage setting as are all this type of mic).

However after a couple of months of use (maybe about 8 gigs) it started to crackle badly and then failed - the fault seemed to be the very thin wire where it connects to the plug. Thomann replaced it without question, but I have taken the precaution of re-inforcing that joint with some tape, since when I have had over a year of excellent results.

I notice that other similar (though more expensive) mics do use a slightly thicker cable - maybe t.bone should think about changing this.
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Good Sound, Bad Construction
26.07.2014
I bought this mic because I dislike amplifying those horrible piezo elements that are badly fitted as standard to mid-price acoustic guitars, which seem to pop up on a number of shows that I work. The sound is lovely and generally feedback is minimal, except in the 10Khz region where it is insane - CUT LOTS OF 10K! The flimsy cable looks like it will break but I think I can fix it when it does, and the guitar clip does need a bit of taping down to keep it on the guitar, but even so it is a good alternative to the DPA on a budget.
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Good sound - bad cables
29.11.2015
I've use the microphone for my accordeon on live gigs with one on each side of it.

The sound quality is really good, in my opinion. A lot better than you'd expect considering the price.

Unfortunately the cables seem very fragile and ruptered on both mic's after 1-2 years, expossing the wires and causing loud noises when the wires touched.
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A bit fiddly
Antony G., 26.05.2015
Although the wireless bit works fine, I found the product fiddly to fit on slim flutes. A mixed reaction from the users, some felt the cable got in the way. The sound was fine when it stayed in place
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Sounds is good but too much feedback for violin
Olivier408, 14.12.2014
We tried to use this for a violin but it doesn't work,. The feeback is too high, and we can never turn the gain of the violin as much as we'd like. Works alright for a clarinet, which is louder.
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