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HyperCardioid Capsule for 600700 Microphone
This Hypercardioid condenser capsule is designed to fit the Monoprice Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphones (PID 600700). The Hypercardioid capsule is more directional than a Cardioid capsule, with the addition of the ability to pickup sounds from the rear.
The Hypercardioid polar pattern is well suited for use in situations where you want directionality, but also want to pickup reflections from the rear.
This item is sold as one individual capsule.
PROS: Good enough for rock and roll.
CONS: I wish they sold cardioid capsules as well as hypercardiod and omnis. It would make a great replacement part for Monoprice and MXL mics.
PROS: Better ranged pickup than the cardioid capsule, good sound quality.
CONS: Not a whole lot of range difference over the cardioid capsule. The threads are very rough and hard to get on.
PROS: Got a pair of these on sale and they arrived promptly and as advertised.
CONS: For the price, none. I had no problem with the threads but some care is required to ensure you don't cross thread them. I have encountered high end studio mics with thrashed threads from ham-handed interns trying to swap capsules so this isn't a deal breaker for me and I wasn't expecting Swiss watch precision at this price point.
PROS: I searched all over for a Hyper and Omni capsule for my MXL 603S, and I could only find an Omni (for about $50). Here I found the Monoprice capsules were both compatible and half the price. People are complaining about them being fragile and not liking the gold plating… They seem just as durable as the stock capsule and really cool looking. I'll keep them in the little foam boxes they came in when not in use. I think they will be just great for my pro home studio.
CONS: Can't think of any at the moment. But I still have more testing & recording to do.
PROS: Nice HyperCard pattern, with a smooth response most of the way thru the frequency range
CONS: Feels cheap like if it got dropped, it might be done for...
CONS: Not much pattern change
Thank you for your review and my apologies for the issues you have experienced with PID 600702 but glad to hear its working out for your needs. Now of course should you have any issues with the capsule, don't hesitate to contact us! Sorry again for any trouble and thanks for your support!
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