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All user reviews for the Audio-Technica AT825

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 6 reviews )
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AudioArtist09/19/2012

AudioArtist's review"Good Stereo Mic"

Audio-Technica AT825
The Audio Technica 825 is a dual element electret condenser mic. It could be used live or in the home or pro studio and will deliver a good phase coherent sound everytime. I have used it both in live situations and in the studio.

OVERALL OPINION

The AT 825 is very cool to have around because it can save some time when you need to set up a stereo mic'ed situation. It's already a stereo mic, and the phase will always be correct! That's a huge timesaver if your actually mixing in stereo live. It also, for the same reason, comes in handy in studio settings.
One thing to remember though, Be Gentle With The Supplied Cord! The AT825 comes with a proprietary stereo xlr cable which in turn branches into two mono xlrs. I've never had to replace mine, but I'd bet you'll be kicking yourself if you damage the supplied one. I'm unsure of the price of a replacement, but hey! Why buy one if you don't have to? Take care of your cables.
The AT 825 has been around for a good while now, you can probably find a good deal on one used and they aren't terribly expensive new. Overall the value vs. price makes this a solid choice for someone in the market for a good stereo mic.
Since the AT 825 can be used with battery power and phantom power I feel I should tell you that it sounds better with phantom power, but the portability of being able to use a battery is a nice option.
Overall the AT 825 performs well in a variety of situations, I've used it on stereo amp setups, as a room mic, but mostly as an overhead for drums (especially live). It's frequency response is fairly smooth which is actually common with electret condesers. It doesn't really have the warmth of an LDC that you may want for a lead vocal track but you could probably get away with using it for a two to four person backup harmony track in a pinch, (I have).
Th AT 825, to me, sounds just like two AT 4041's in one capsule. The 4041 is also a nice mic too.
Overall, it's a good sounding stereo mic, fairly priced, and can be a timesaver. What's not to like?
moosers06/22/2010

moosers's review

Audio-Technica AT825
The Audio-Technica AT825 is a stereo condenser microphone designed for use in recording studios, although I can see how this would work well for recording a live show as well. Since I've only used the AT825 for recording in the studio, this application will be my focus for this review. The mic is designed for picking up sound in one direction, although both of the capsules in the AT825 have cardioid polar pick up patterns. The range of frequencies that this microphone will pick up is from 30 Hz to 20 kHz, so you're pretty much getting the full range of human hearing here. The mic does have a roll off switch and requires either a 1.5 v battery or power supply.

OVERALL OPINION

Having used the Audio-Technica AT825 on a few different sessions for getting room and ambient sounds, I can definitely say that it's a great sounding microphone. Rather than using this as my main room microphones, I'll use it in addition to farther placed room microphones, setting up the AT825 closer to the action. I've found that it's perfect for this, although it would most likely work well as your only room microphones as well, I just like to get extra depth and space to get different vantage points in sound. This is definitely a unique style of microphone, and although it might not be necessary for a home studio, it's still nice to have and especially helpful in a professional studio with a larger room. The price is more than reasonable as this is just about as cheap as you'll find a stereo condenser microphone out there that sounds this good. I highly recommend looking into the AT825 if you're interested in picking up a stereo microphone that gives you a ton of value for your dollar regardless of if you're a professional or home studio owner.
enmakak01/29/2012

enmakak's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" TAKING STEREO INSTRUMENTS"

Audio-Technica AT825
Micro-quality, ideal for taking close, very good on instruments made of high impedance.
stereo microphone.

OVERALL OPINION

detail in all conditions indoors or outdoors, very very accurate, professional microphone suitable
in making outdoor-type story or film. can get out of all the voices and instruments,
very good choice
oboe08/27/2008

oboe's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Audio-Technica AT825
Micro Audio Technica AT 825. Work record and in concert. Mainly classical music

OVERALL OPINION

Hello!
I will not talk about technology because I think everything has been said on the AT 825. I have this microwave for at least 15 years and I am quite satisfied. As a musician I have great live recordings of reed trio (oboe, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, piano duo Da-Dat Teac P20, most recently oboe duo guitar minidisc.C is with Dat and this microphone I made the best recordings, very balanced once you understand how and where to place the microphone and adjust the above recording level. With the minidisc is much more difficult to start because its connection should return to 3.5 minijack stereo and once this is solved the setting of such devices is more pointu.J 'looking forward to the Sony Pcm D50 Digital Recorder must happen in a few days to make my essais.Au risk telling me this microphone is excellent and also very sturdy design
cris 2203/10/2005

cris 22's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Audio-Technica AT825
Stereo cardioid condenser microphone Unipoint transistor.
Taking his destiny.
Power and battery fantme v. 1.5
Mtallique trs solid body.

For use only on battery, it prfrer his little ERRF ATM 822. (Identical, but much cheaper).

OVERALL OPINION

Used for 5 years, mainly perch for recording vocals.
Trs prcis Micro Stereo trsdtaille and image, very simple to implement. Ncessite however a little research in positioning.
Trs good sensitivity.
Relatively insensitive to handling noise.

Angle of its slightly large for use on camcorder (see plutt ATR 835 ST, but twice as much!)
on the other hand, drop seen in the low end for low choirs of men (over ATM net 10 also used)
Could possibly be, be advantageously replaced by a pair of ATM 33 (heart rate, but not utiliss) couple ORTF Stereo for recording fixed, but unbeatable for those effectus the flies or the micro hand.
Oliviercool08/01/2004

Oliviercool's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" It is indestructible, this microphone!"

Audio-Technica AT825
Here we have a good micro trs Stereo surround type X / Y has the particularity to operate either on battery or phantom power, giving it an unmatched versatility: c ' is recommended for use with food fantme when you can but that it can also be used on battery power allows it to be used on a recorder with microphone jack taken, for example (via adapter cable or ad hoc).

I bought it as a microphone for my coverage portable DAT recorder Tascam DA-P1, it has been for at least 15 years that I (we fvrier 2011) and it is indestructible, this microphone. I still use it with my current portable recorder to shoulder on SDHC Edirol R-44. Trs precision of sound reproduction Submitted, especially in the treble finesse and strength are waiting for you. Well, it is true, it lacks a little low. Sound quality level is more than a micro reporting, it allows to Gallant taking acoustic instruments, to musicians who play outdoors in the streets, for example. If you put this great micro (and art, it is just good place), it can do miraculous catch. It is even possible to put it in a system that cage Rycote windshield-made. Indeed, this makes a Socit Rycote for micro ^________________^

The microphone uses a 5 pin XLR Stereo symtrique standard (although not rpandu). It comes with a cable 1x XLR 5 pin female to 2x 3-pin XLR MLEs but tight deadlines to make Cables tailored to use it with jack (in this case , only works on battery). Example: I made a cable to 5 pin XLR female to 3.5 mm stromle expr so that I could also use it on my little portable tape recorder Sony WM-D6C ^____________ ^ And to use it on my other Marantz CP430 cassette recorder has input jack 6.3 mm, that I use the original cable with the addition of small adapters XLR Jack Female to 6.3 mle :-) )))))

To reduce wind noise, the microphone is even a quip HPF switchable ^__________^

OVERALL OPINION

Certainly it is more expensive than a micro electret (I had a microphone Stereo Sony camcorders ceului before it) but we gain in robustness and precision sound. And again, the era o I bought c'tait Stereo microphone with phantom power the cheapest at the time. Well, there are certainly other trs This category microphones that have been around but still, I do not really regret this purchase ^_________^ :-) ))))

Other dclinaisons of this model:
- ATM Audiotechnica 822: Same, but only works on batteries.

Is a clone of this model: the Superlux E523D.

Windscreen as "hair" as Audiotechnica do not manufacture for Submitted MODEL, I use it for a Rode Dead Kitten, Designed for the original Rode NT4 and it works very s good.