Warren Huart Shoots Out Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones At Vintage King Los Angeles


As one of the most versatile studio tools in recording history, large diaphragm condenser microphones are known for sounding great on just about everything. From the beloved U 87 to the C414 and beyond, engineers and producers have used these mics for decades to record vocals, drums, brass and countless other types of musical instruments.

In his latest video, Warren Huart visited Vintage King Los Angeles to talk with Audio Consultant Alex Oana about large diaphragm condenser microphones. The two hit up our state-of-the-art mic locker to put over 20 microphones, ranging from $500- $10000, to the test and discuss their frequency response and unique characteristics. Most importantly, the duo offers insights on possible uses for each of theses microphones in the studio.

Watch the video below to learn more about large diaphragm condenser microphones and stay tuned to our blog for more videos from Warren Huart in the near future.

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5 thoughts on “Warren Huart Shoots Out Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones At Vintage King Los Angeles”

  • Philgrab

    Great shootout. Manley Gold was a surprise.

  • Mdjagg

    The Manley Reference is the most versitle mic I've ever heard. Been using it for several years and it has sounded great on everyone. Strong female singer, male rapper, voice overs and podcasts, all came out of exactly like what I heard in my head. Still can't believe it's as cheap as it is.

  • Roger Hatfield

    The shootout is a very valuable tool. I just don't have time to wade through all the attempted cuteness, or the useless info. I honestly am not interested in how tall the tester is.

  • Brad Matala

    Great video. The 251 shootout was worth the wait. Wish I could hear the c12.

  • Tom Williamson

    They Manley Reference Gold has been my go to vocal mic for 3 years now. Simply superb mic. Very highly recommended mic. It's the perfect mic for my bluegrass vocals. Killer acoustic instrument mic too. Just a wonderful mic.

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