Can this entry-level professional microphone beat the competition?
Item: Beyerdynamic TG V50d, Stage Vocal Microphone
Price: $110 (US), £84 (UK)
At A Glance: The TG V50d is a hand-held dynamic vocal microphone that Beyerdynamic say aims to create a powerful sound that never comes across as obtrusive. The sound of the microphone has been specifically tuned for live vocals and its cardioid pickup pattern helps to reduce the chance of feedback on stage. It comes with a soft case and stand clip and is also available with an on-board switch (TG-V50S).
High Notes: The TG V50d is an attractive microphone and is built to withstand years of use on stage. Its frequency response has been tailored for live vocals; this means your vocals will be pre-eq’d for your performance and minimal additional processing (if any) should be required. It features Beyer’s “Sound Channeling Technology”, which aims to improve the performance of the mic and consists of a treble resonator to expand the upper frequency range, special sound holes for maximum feedback reduction, a finely-tuned volume behind the diaphragm for free diaphragm vibrations and improved bass response. If you opt for the version of the microphone with the switch, it is embedded in the grip, can be locked and doesn’t emit any ‘clicking’ sound.
Off Pitch: There is little to fault with the microphone considering its price, however it is worth noting its deliberately tailored frequency response won’t necessarily suit all voices.
VoiceCouncil Reviewer Says: The microphone has a well-balanced sound that is both powerful and natural, and has a very wide pick-up range thanks to its cardioid polar pattern – which is useful if you are the type of singer that doesn’t like to have their lips pressed against a mics grill for the entire performance. It is noticeably brighter and more forward sounding than the Shure SM58, which helps vocals to cut through the mix with ease, sounding particularly pleasing with female singers. Overall, if you a looking for a professional stage microphone that won’t break the bank, the Beyerdynamic TG V50d is definitely worth auditioning.
Manufacturer’s Website: http://www.beyerdynamic.com
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