Mic: CAD Equitek E-200
A best-kept secret from the 1980s. Conneaut Audio Devices (of Conneaut, Ohio) is, in my opinion, criminally under-appreciated in the used microphone market.
The Equitek E-200 is an enormous, medium-diaphragm electret condenser microphone suitable for most sources. Its tonal character is clean and upfront, but mercifully free of dramatic sibilance. Of the microphone collection I’ve amassed, and all the tonal qualities at my disposal, the E-200 is one mic I know I can trust on just about anybody’s voice. In the studio, this has really become THE vocal mic, over many other capable (and more expensive) microphones.