Has anyone had a chance to try this mic?

How does it compare to a Rode Nt4?

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I have one and it's great value-for-money. Robust build, low self-noise, rich sound.

Wrote a lengthy review of it on the blog part of my site, with some sample recordings:


Note re. Rode blimp - the BP4025 does fit into the blimp, but it's not a good idea to walk around for long with the mic mounted inside. The BP4025 has a head-heavy design, and the swaying motion of you walking can make it work its way loose of the suspension.

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    May 13, 2011 at 22:50
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I recently acquired a BP4025 and love it to bits. It's way ahead of the NT4. The BP4025 is rich, sensitive (low noise) with a very pleasing stereo image. I bought it for a field recording trip to Cambodia and it proved to be ideal for the ambient recording I was using it for.

My NT4 sounds brittle and harsh by comparison.

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    btw BP4025 fits nicely into a Rycote Baby Ball Gag - a much lighter and more practical solution than a full blimp.
    – analoghell
    May 15, 2011 at 2:00
  • That's the 21mm model, yes? May 15, 2011 at 18:30
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    @joe i got the "Rycote 011 002" which is 22mm. Fits snugly in that so I think the 21mm might be a very tight fit.
    – analoghell
    May 16, 2011 at 19:11
  • Ah, thanks. The specs on Audio-Technica's site say the mic is 21mm in diameter, but I guess I'll try the 22mm model. May 16, 2011 at 19:29
  • Aha, looks like the 21mm and 22mm models have been replaced by a 21/22mm model. Verry interesting. May 16, 2011 at 19:34

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