For $10,00 II couldn't go wrong. There are lenty of great mics out there that don't cost an arm and a leg and still give a solid performance. This is one of them.
Where Obtained: eBay
I like to look at microphones the same way I do crayons. The more colors you have, the more choice you have in the outcome.
Audio Technica makes some great studio microphones, but the AT811 is more of a "pro-sumer" mic. It's an elecret mic, which means that it's a low voltage mic. In fact it runs on one AA battery.
This is a small diameter mic, which makes it better at instrument mic'ing jobs, but could be pressed into vocal service as well.
Pretty good for a $10.00 mic. No-one is going to mistake it's sound for a Nueman, but it has a flavor all it's own. It's crisp without being brittle, a common complaint of low volatge phantom type mics. I used it to record an acoustic guitar and it came out clean and pleasant.
Plug it in and go...
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It's well built with a solid wind screen at the tip.
It looks like it will take studio work quite well.