Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
> I just bought a mic on eBay which the seller advertised as "Beyer M88
> Pro Classic LE" (with the "LE" probably meaning "Limited Edition").
> When it arrived, I realized that it's the N(C) version. I thought the
> 'C' in N(C) meant Classic, so I checked with the manufacturer. They
> said it's not the Classic, and that the Classic is all silver/nickel
> (mine is black body with silver windscreen).
Well, you see, there's "classic" and then there's "Classic". The
Classic is a model that Beyer released a few years ago after taking
the original (which is now a classic) out of production.
> I really wanted to buy a Classic because I heard it
> sounds better than the new TG.
It probably sounds less hyped. Actually, if it's in good shape, I
think you got the best of the bunch. Try it. If you like it, keep it.
If you don't like it, return it to the seller telling him that it
isn't what he represented it as (because it isn't). And if you don't
know whether you like it or not, learn to like it. It's a very useful
mic. The only problem is that you might not know if it's broken.
I'm really Mike Rivers (mri...@d-and-d.com)
I believe that the M88 N(C) was discontinued in favor of the TGX version. So
the M88 N(C) was first, I believe the Classic came next and when the TG version
came out the 88 N(C) was discontinued.
Hope this helps a bit. If you want to email me directly as a reminder I will
look through my paperwork to see if I have the article.
Steve La Cerra
You know, I have heard a lot of different M88s over the years... from the
original N(C) to the TG. And I can't hear a damn bit of difference between
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
I'll second that. Aside from small unit to unit variations, which are
quite a bit smaller than many folks are used to with other popular
dynamic mikes, the M88s I've had here have been remarkably uniform.
The TG I bought a few years back sounds basically like the N(C) I
bought in '84.
Differences due to use and abuse are far more significant IMHO...
I love the M88 though, what a useful dynamic.
Thanks again, guys. This mic is gonna be a keeper!
I had an earlier posting of this "Thank you" message. I wonder why
that one strayed away from this thread? May because I changed the
Good to know, 'cause I like my TG plenty and don't need to give it an
inferiority complex. It might be worth knowing, though, that Beyer
issued a technical bulletin that the TG is prone to failure when on
axis to the beater in a kick drum, which I believe they hadn't had
major problems with before, though I could be wrong.