Near Mint condition. Includes original case, power supply, etc. Mic is super clean shape, very minimal signs of use. Only the outer carry case shows a little wear. These don't come up for sale used too often, save a bunch here off the new price!
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American-Built ADK Z-Mod Custom Mics – ADK’s top-of-the-line Custom Microphone.
The ADK Z-Mod Tube Microphones are Class A (Discrete) 9 Polar-Pattern Tube (Valve) Condenser Microphones hand-built as “One-Offs” using a custom Belgium-Designed PC Board built with Hi-Fi methods and materials, using a “No-Corners-Cut” approach. Features Hand-Selected Valve, Top-of-the-Line Components (like a Swedish Lundahl Transformer) with ADK Designed Capsules from the Custom Shop “Capsule-Bank”.
Based on Ray Charles Favorite ADK’s Area 51 TT chassis, this is a totally Customized Product can be custom-built “One-Off” for each client based on one’s preference for Historical, Vintage Curves -Microphone Response Characteristics. So, if you want a specific color for your capsule choice, then we can do that!
The Z-Mod-251 has a silky, ambient ‘air-band’ boost, similar to a famous Vintage Austrian Tube Microphone. The golden-ears can’t tell it’s not vintage, except for the low-noise and great range!
It took our design-team five years to put the “DNA” of each Classic Valve Mic into the capsule tonality. We took an additional two years beta-testing Transformer Combinations for each of the five Capsules. We enlisted the help of the most respected ‘bat-ears’ in the recording industry, including the late, great Mike Shipley, Chuck Ainlay, and Ronny Brookshire, etc. We ended up selecting an American, a Swedish, an English and a German Transformer builder.