This (well, a pair of these) is all I've ever needed for room miking or overheads - and only £150 each.
I used to have a pair of NT5s, loved those little guys as overheads and for stereo acoustic instruments. I thought they held their own with AKG 451s in those applications. The NT3 is bigger though, right? larger body, slightly larger capsule?
I believe so, Jim. A little longer than an SM57.
I think this mic is quite underrated. It sounds amazing on acoustic instruments and also usefull for hi-hats or even snares. It's very crisp and open.
Another bit of gear I rescued from my parish, this came to me in a horrible condition. After restoring cleaning it up I got it sounding tops once again. Great for acoustic guitar or overhead.
Sweet mic for recording vocals or just some vocoders!
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