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moosers 10/11/2009

Bock Audio Bock 251 : Recensione di moosers (content in English)

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The Bock Audio 252 is a large diaphragm tube condenser microphone that is designed for use in the recording studio.  I would recommend only keeping and using this guy in the studio as it is expensive and fragile.  The microphone comes with a power supply and a shock mount.  It is also modeled after the Telefunken 251.

OVERALL OPINION

Having used both the Bock Audio 251 and the original Telefunken 251, I can confidently say that the Bock Audio 251 is a great replication of this classic mic.  While it doesn't sound exactly the same, it sound quite close and I bet that if you were to do a shoot out that you would have a tough time telling the difference.  The microphone has an extremely warm sound and is really the perfect microphone as it picks up all of the details that you would want for vocals.  It will work great in just about any situation that you would a mix of clarity and warmth, which is usually what I am going for with most of the sounds that I am trying to get.  This is an absolutely awesome sounding mic and is the cheapest way to get the 251 sound as even though it is still incredibly expensive, it only costs about half the price of an original Telefunken 251.  While I still prefer the Telefunken version of the microphone (even if it is because of the name and the look), the Bock Audio 251 is an incredible microphone.  Because of this hefty price tag I can't say that I would recommend it to home studio owners, but would absolutely recommend it for professional studio owners looking for an all purpose and go to microphone to whip out for the big sessions.  The Bock Audio 251 is a special microphone and is one that should definitely be checked out if you are looking for a top tier tube condenser microphone.