Microphone (more than $1,000) - EMusician

Microphone (more than $1,000)

BALTIC LATVIAN UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS Dragonfly If you haven't heard the buzz, a Dragonfly could be headed your way - that is, if you want a premium-quality
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BALTIC LATVIAN UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS DragonflyIf you haven't heard the buzz, a Dragonfly could be headed your way - that is, if you want a premium-quality mic that won't break the bank. The Baltic Latvian Universal Electronics (BLUE) captured our Editors' Choice thumbs-up last year for its sleek Blueberry mic. Hang on to your mic cables, because BLUE did it again - and this time with a much more versatile mic at a lower price.

The stylish Dragonfly is a dream come true for personal-studio connoisseurs. We're talking old-world, hand-built craftsmanship and Class A, transformerless F.E.T. electronics. The hip design features an integral swivel/shock-mount that makes for quick setup. The unique, spherical capsule assembly rotates nearly 360 degrees in either direction, providing easy positioning tweaks even after the mic is locked into place.

The Dragonfly is flatter and smoother than most large-diaphragm condensers, with a largely uncolored, unhyped sound. Only in the upper frequencies (10 to 15 kHz) is boosting evident, resulting in exquisitely airy highs, great detail, and an accurate overall response. That, combined with the mic's exceptional transient response, makes the Dragonfly an great choice for a wide range of instruments.

The Dragonfly delivers versatility, superb sound, first-rate construction, and snazzy styling - at a reasonable price.