Not been the best of nights at our Talking Newspaper studio tonight - one of our five AKG D202E1 mics has died! (the metal barrel part of the barrel was a bit loose, and it seems to have been twisted one time too many - the five wires inside have pulled apart!) This leaves me with a conundrum - from what I have read this evening, the D202 is a bit "special" in it's set up and sound. Our recordings are entirely spoken word, with opening/closing music from CD/MP3/Minidisk.
Is there a mic I could buy that would fit with the sound of the other four mics?
Working D202's seem to be going for £120+ on ebay, and even the broken one would fetch a bit - would it be better to get a new set of mics, and sell the D202s to cover some of the costs? As a rule, what sort of mic is best suited to recording spoken word in a studio setting?
(A final option would be repair - is there somewhere in the UK that could repair one of these mics, and not cost more than replacement?)