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    Is the Oktava MK012a (with hyper capsule) still a good choice for indoor dialogue? Is there something else at the same price point that would be better?
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    I think it depends on what kind of a deal you get for the Oktava. I own one that I got used for $100. You're not gonna beat it at that price probably. However, new they cost closer to $300. I got a used Audix hyper for that price that I much prefer over the Oktava.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmorphasis View Post
    I think it depends on what kind of a deal you get for the Oktava. I own one that I got used for $100. You're not gonna beat it at that price probably. However, new they cost closer to $300. I got a used Audix hyper for that price that I much prefer over the Oktava.
    Got a good source for a used Audix?
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    And what model of Audix did you get?
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    I'm not sure there's such a thing as a good source for used anything!

    I got mine right here on the forums. The model is Audix SCX1-HC

    Here's one for $350 Buy it Now on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audix-SCX1-H...kAAOxyeZNTRcfz

    and another for the same price with a sexier box (not that you'd want to use a wooden box for vid production work):

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audix-SCX-On...gAAOSwcgNZFgK1


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    Good luck, without the Oktiva's you have little chance of making your film sound like a Russian classic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by David W. Richardson View Post
    Is the Oktava MK012a (with hyper capsule) still a good choice for indoor dialogue? Is there something else at the same price point that would be better?
    I'm not certain how they compare in terms of US prices, but the AKG Blueline CK93 hypercardioid is a good modestly priced alternative, often missing from usual discussion of alternatives to the Oktava, but decent all the same: probably significantly more expensive that the Oktava, but it is much better (I have both) not least in terms of build quality/reliability and, above all, handling noise. It (or rather the SE300B that you will need with the CK93 capsule) includes a -10db pad and a 75hz low-cut filter (the Oktava one I have found unusable as so noisy: see http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...ter-self-noise).

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    Having owned a couple of them, in the sub- $300 market, it is still one of the better options.


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    Another option is the AT 4053, but it's about $100 more than a new Audix SCX1-HC. Pre-owned 4053s are rare.


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    An inexpensive option is the Little Gem or the Lyxpro. You can compare the Lyxpro to the Octava here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mniyClIcB7s&t=212s.

    There is a discussion about the Little Gem and the Lyxpro here. Go to page 2 for the Little Gem. Lyxpro is discussed later in the thread - http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...on-e-bay/page2


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