The MM-2006 is a world-class large-diaphragm tube condenser mic. It began as an evolution of the concept behind the U-87 and 451 tube retrofits: simpler is better.
A hand-tested 6922 tube, nestled behind it’s premium European capsule forms the heart of this beast. The housing, familiar from a famous national brand of industrial-strength flashlight, was chosen because everyone at one time or another has sung along into a flashlight or a hairbrush. The fact that this housing is physically beautiful, extremely rugged, and acoustically dead might have had something to do with it too. The MM-2006 features a 20db attenuator on the body of the mic as well as a continuously variable pattern selector on the custom-built external power supply. From omni to cardioid to figure-eight, the response and rejection of this mic are nothing short of superb, making the task of placement closer to sonic surgery than the educated guesswork it too often is.
Even if you don't have one of InnerTUBE’s matched pairs, any MM you pick up will behave virtually identically to any other. Use it in any application next to your current favorite, or use it in ways that break the rules, and compare the results. The MM-2006 is certainly not cheap, nor is it even close to the most expensive end of the current market.
Available in black, dark red, and electric blue. Twin-capsule stereo units may be built to order.