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Post by tdbajus » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:12 pm

Any fans out there?

http://www.busmanaudio.com

Stuff seems too good to be true- i'd be pretty psyched to get a nice sounding stereo ribbon for $300.
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Post by LazarusLong » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:27 pm

If Billy Mays were still with us, he'd be their spokesman. I can hear him shouting about those mics now.... (I think it's the logo and orange mic body)

I dunno, a $300 ribbon seems like a fruitless endeavor to me. Sure it's a simple thing to make, but the execution is expensive for one that sounds good. Not "sounds good for what I paid for it", but actually sounds good regardless. I think ribbon mics start to be viable around $700 with the Beyerdynamic and AudioTechnica offerings.
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Post by tdbajus » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:38 pm

I only have one ribbon, a Fathead 2/lundahl, and I enjoy using it far more than I enjoyed the one time i do a session for a friends and being miked with one of the much vaunted $1K Royers.

I'd really like to do that shootout, actually.
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Post by sound for sandwiches » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:41 pm

I don't know anything about this company, but when I see a paragraph like the following, with many and egregious typos, it doesn't inspire confidence. I know poor grammar and translation are ubiquitous nowadays, epsecially on the internet, but it still makes me grumpy.

"If you are looking for a variable microphone, you shall reduce distortion form high sound pressure levels and eliminate unnecessary low-end frequencies. The BA-T7 tube condenser microphone is a perfect choice for you. The BA-T7 features nine different polar patterns remotely selectable on its custom power supply for ultimate versatility in use and ease of operation: omni-directional, cardioid, figure-8, and six intermediate stages. Its tube preamplifier circuitry uses the jan long plate 12ax7 vacuum tube. A full-bodies sound and a warm tone that is characteristic of vintage microphone. Furthermore, two slide switches are located below the head grille: low frequency attenuation switch and sensitivity attenuation switch. The BA-T7 is an advisable choice for any professional studio, concert halls and stage amplifying."

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Post by The Scum » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:45 am

To my eye they look like the usual Chinese import fare...if you buy a freight container of 'em, the factory will put your logo on them.

Compare them to the offerings from Apex and Avant...the pencil condenser looks mighty similar.

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Post by JWL » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:09 pm

Looks like another guy who is importing chinese mics and modding them. Cool!

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Post by Michael_Joly » Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:48 pm

Busman is a well-known in the concert recording scene where he has devotees of his orange-painted, Chinese mics which are the same as the $49 Nady CM-90 etc. Its a "tribe" thing.

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Post by JWL » Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:04 pm

I love how the orange/yellow is the same factory VW paint from back in the day.... :-)

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Re: busman audio mikes

Post by Nick Sevilla » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:14 pm

tdbajus wrote:Any fans out there?

http://www.busmanaudio.com

Stuff seems too good to be true- i'd be pretty psyched to get a nice sounding stereo ribbon for $300.
I am a fan now, but only because at the bottom of their page, it states:

"Assessories"

For their aCCessories.

LOL

Maybe they do sound good, but I've never witnessed them in the wild... does Chris allow loaners for testing?
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Post by kingmetal » Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:22 pm

yeah Chris should throw some TOMBers a bone and send a couple of loaners out some we can get ears-on. this would be the crowd to market to, I suppose.

totally love the color, actually, but for some reason I love the stock MXL 67G colors (as do my artists), so I guess I'm probably in poor taste.
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