Brauner Phanthera V
Brauner releases the Phanthera V, a version with variable characteristics according to the Phantom Classic/Phantom V combination.
According to Brauner, the Phanthera V has the same qualities as its cardioid only counterpart, bringing along a lively and intense sound quality and highlighting the sonic aspects of the source material in a subtle manner. In addition to the cardioid directivity, it also is capable of recording in omni or bidirectional mode with a simple switch and thus adapting it to different recording situations.
For simultaneous stereo recording with a second microphone in XY or MS configuration bidirectional characteristics are available. An additional switchable attenuator reduces the output level of the microphone by 10 dB, providing further valuable dynamic range where necessary.
Brauner tells us that both versions of the Brauner Phanthera are impressive proofs that phantom powered non-tube microphones can sound quite close to real tube microphones.
For more information, visit their web site at www.braunerusa.com.