Originally Posted by Milt Hathaway
The Beta52 is one of the worst mics ever designed. Without the terrible mechanical noise, it would be a reasonable imitation of the old AKG D12, but it's not.
What do I think is better, Even though you didn't ask: 421, D112, RE20, SM57, etc, etc.
Hmm. What terrible mechanical noise? We have a box full of those things here at Disney and we use them all the time. They sound fine to us. We also have a bunch of RE20s that I love, but we don't use the D112, oddly enough.