Studio Projects B3 vs. CAD Trion 6000

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Studio Projects B3 vs. CAD Trion 6000

Post by TheMilford » Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:46 pm

Well... they are about the same price. I need a pair of multi-pattern mics for front-of-kit and other stereo applications. I plan to use them for M/S and Blumlein confirgurations.

I know that CAD is a very different company now-a-days... and I hear slightly better than mediocre marks for the SP mics

So, which of these is a better bet?

Your uncensored opinions are very welcome.

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Post by TheMilford » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:17 am

I'm looking around and I'm seeing this CAD M179... is it much better than the Trion 6000?

Seems to be judging from the specs.

In any case I could really use some opinions here... i wanna purchase these very soon.

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Post by Studiodawg » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:30 am

The M179s are "continuously variable" patterns which is a powerful tool in itself. I have two M179s. They can be used for M-S, Blumlein and beyond. Their shape and size is friendlier than the 6000. I have not used the 6000, but do have the 7000. I am a fan of the M179 because it is quiet and is a workhorse that can be used for many apps.

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Post by TheMilford » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:45 pm

I'm now leaning toward the M179... seems like it'll be more versatile.

should I worry about the 8ma current consumption? I'm using a Motu 828 mkII and I have a EH 12AY7 pre.

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Post by Sean Sullivan » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:43 pm

The M179 is a really great microphone for the money. Try it in hyper cardioid on toms and you'll be impressed.

I never liked the B1/B3 on much of everything. However, I like the Studio Projects C1.
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Post by TheMilford » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:45 am

I ordered a pair of the M179s and an RNP (which can supply up to 28mA phantom supply current).

I'm going to try these as a "front-of-kit" stereo pair as X/Y, Blumlein, or M/S at our next recording session...

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