ADK Hamburg Mk8 Condenser Microphone
The ADK Hamburg Mk8 Condenser Microphone has a silky smooth top, forward warm mids, and a robust but natural bottom. All this culminates into a rich charactered mic that is simply beautiful for vocals (especially male vocals), acoustics, guitars, and even drums and drum overheads. But it seriously rocks on vocals.
ADK Hamburg Mk8 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Details
New Upgraded Version of the Popular Hamburg Edition with an even More Fine-Tuned Response-Curve Designed to Replicate a Vintage Late 1950's German Tube (Valve) Mic. Hamburg Mk 8 is the Eighth Generation of ADK Microphones offering a Mellow, Robust Tonality. The Hamburg Favors "Crooner" Vocals or Ballads, Classical, Folk, Jazz Singers; Reeds.
Applications:Very Useful for Vocals or Sources needing a Rounder Tone. For Strings, Reeds, Nasal or Thin Vocals, or Vocals with Sibilance Issues the Hamburg Will Work Wonders! Hamburgs have "Smoothness", Historically the Classic German Tone.
THE HAMBURG HAS A ROBUST QUALITY THAT TENDS TO ROUND-OUT THE TONE OF THE SOURCE. GREAT ON VOCALS, REEDS, OR BASS ELEMENTS.
ADK Hamburg Mk8 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Specifications
- Type:Class A Pressure Gradient FET Condenser Microphone
- Polar Pattern:Fixed Cardioid
- S/N Ratio:81dB (Ref: 1 Pa / A-Weighted)
- Equivalent Self-Noise:15dB (A-Weighted / IEC 268-4)
- Max SPL @ 0.5% THD:126dB / 140dB (0dB/-14dB Switchable PAD)
- Total Dynamic Range:125 dB
- Low-Cut Filter (HPF):Flat / 89Hz
- Power Requirement:Phantom Power 48V - 4V
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The ADK Hamburg is a no nonsense mic that is a very refreshing contrast to many of the cheap LDCs out there that have a very hyped high end. To my ears the Hamburg is a little smoother on top. I believe it was voiced to sound similar to high end German tube mics (you know the one's I'm talking about). I actually think it's at least in the ball park.
I had a very good experience with ordering the mic from your company. The sales person were very knowledgeable about the product. The best part is that this mic delivers and it is exactly what I expected of it. Prefect for my voice. I will recommend your store to all my friends also, thanks for your excellent customer service and advice on gears.
I was looking for another 'color' for the mic locker as I already own Shure SM7B, Audio Technica 4033, CAD E100S and a vintage EV RE16. I am a sibilant singer so I was interested in the claims that this helps reduce sibilance, and I found that to be true after adjusting the mic position carefully. In other words, it's not a cure all for sibilant singers but it certainly helped reduce those harsh esses with proper placement. The mic sounds very nice through mic Golden Age preamp, definitely not warm or overly dark but with a hint of tube character. I've only used for vocals so far, though I bet it would be a fine choice for other things; that's the joy of a new mic, trying it out on different sources and finding what works.
I was having some sibilance issues with other mics. (My vocal range is baritone/tenor). The ADK Hamburg provided an effective and affordable solution. I'm in love with its smooth and balanced tone. So happy I discovered this one. Front End Audio provided first-rate customer service. Product was carefully packaged, and arrived in immaculate condition in just a few days. Thanks guys!! Highly recommended.
I recently picked up the ADK Hamburg because of a recommendation from a trusted friend. The mic sounds wonderful. It's a darker sounding condenser without out all of the extra exaggerated harsh top end that most mics in this price range have. Great vocal mic and great utility mic. This was my first ADK mic. My other mics I own include are Bock 195, Manley Cardioid, AEA R84... so I was skeptical to buy this mic but I am glad I did. It's a great extremely affordable mic. The build quality is what to be expected at this price range, but it's solid and comes with a very nice black wood box which was surprising. I plan on checking out ADKs custom shop now because of this entry level mic.
i absolutely love this mic! it is a huge step up from the AT 3035 i had been using. exactly the sound i was hoping to get. very warm and clear. also, front end audio packed it REALLY safely and it arrived 2 days after i ordered it. very pleased and will be buying more from them and ADK in the future
This mic is a great choice for recording vocals, but especially saxophones. I have several other low to mid-priced condensers. I could always get good vocal tracks. But, my sax parts never sounded warm & smooth on playback. I tried this, and...problem solved! It has a warm, smooth quality I couldn't get before. I usually don't even have to eq the track. The mic is quiet & (coupled with a decent preamp) will give you a smooth, warm sound you will love! This is not my most expensive mic, but it's now my favorite.