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  • Have Any Experience with a Audio Technica ATM 710 Condenser Mike?

    Does anyone have any experience with a Audio Technica ATM 710 Condenser Mike? I'm seriously considering one for a live performance mike and I've read a few reviews and apparently these mikes are used at some major music shows (CMA/R&R Hall of Fame) and I guess this is all Kenny Chesney uses but would like to see if anybody still playing the club scene has used them.

    Thoughts appreciated!
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    While I don't play the club circuit, I do own a professional production company and am extremely pleased with the performance of the AT710. It is one of our "go to" mics for vocal reproduction.

    Two thumbs up.
    Thanks,
    Bill Cronheim
    Entertainment Systems Corporation
    Back stage since 1965
    Equipment specialist since 1973

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    • #3
      The ATM710 is a great sounding mic. Vivid sound without being harsh. I have 4 of them.
      Engineering Axiom 21: Whomever has the key should be qualified.

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      • #4
        While I don't play the club circuit, I do own a professional production company and am extremely pleased with the performance of the AT710. It is one of our "go to" mics for vocal reproduction.

        Two thumbs up.



        How does the ATM 710 do on LOUD stages? How's the rejection? I've been very interested in these microphones...

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        • #5
          Very well. Excellent side and rear rejection.
          Thanks,
          Bill Cronheim
          Entertainment Systems Corporation
          Back stage since 1965
          Equipment specialist since 1973

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          • #6
            How does the ATM 710 do on LOUD stages? How's the rejection? I've been very interested in these microphones...


            Well, I just bought one from poster 'Bill' above and he gave me a great price, shipped it next day and I used the mike for the first time last nite.

            I couldn't be happier. Crisp, clear vocal reproduction that REALLY cuts thru the mix. As it is a condenser, 'mike technique' was a breeze. Didn't have to be 'mugging' the mike at all times which is helpful to me as I play lead guitar/lead vocals and do the front man thing so I'm moving around a bit. (I play in a fairly loud classic rock band, use a Marshall stack, etc.) Most importantly, I could concentrate on SINGING as opposed to 'projecting' enough to cut thru the mix. As I could actually hear my voice and vocal nuances better, it was SO much easier to sing. Not only easier, but much more fun playing with vocal 'nuances' when you can hear them! It is a very sensitive mike and it will feedback (I don't know how you can avoid feedback using stage monitors with ANY mike if you push them over the edge) but I thought it was easier to control and I got more gain/clarity with less feedback which was why I bought the SM57A Beta in the first place. ( That was the Shure claim: more gain/less feedback)

            I sold a new SM57A BETA to purchase the Audio Technica. The SM57 BETA was a good vocal mike also but it can't compare to the ATM 710 stage condenser. The AT actually looks just like a SM57Beta except that it's a very cool black color. Built just as tough as any Shure I've used. Quite frankly, a SM57/SM58 or the 57/58 Beta models can't keep up with this mike for vocals in my opinion. I haven't actually been able to compare it to the Shure SM87 or 87Beta stage use condenser mikes, but I'm willing to bet that it is at least a comparable microphone at a much better price. I also prefer the 'cardiod' pattern to the Beta 'super cardiod' setup as it's just easier to place monitors in tight situations.

            I'm probably going to buy a couple more from Bill if I can get my cheap assed bass player and drummer to part with a little bit of cash!

            I can't say I'll NEVER go back to using a dynamic microphone again but, at this point unless someone comes up with some new technology, I seriously doubt that I will. They've come a long way with building stage use vocal condenser microphones!
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            • #7
              I discovered many of those same things several years ago when I bought my first 710. I originally bought is as a podium mike for some of the events I do, it quickly became the "go to" mic like Bill said.
              Engineering Axiom 21: Whomever has the key should be qualified.

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              • #8
                I wonder if they make a wireless one?

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                • #9
                  I wonder if they make a wireless one?


                  Yes, the capsule in the ATM710 is the same as the 3000 series condensor mic.
                  Engineering Axiom 21: Whomever has the key should be qualified.

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                  • #10
                    I discovered many of those same things several years ago when I bought my first 710. I originally bought is as a podium mike for some of the events I do, it quickly became the "go to" mic like Bill said.


                    SRP,

                    Have you compared the 710 to the Shure SM86/87/87Beta condenser mikes?

                    I'ld like to hear from anyone who's tried both...

                    Thanks!
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                    • #11
                      I have put it up against a Beta 87a. For vocal use I would give the 710 the advantage. Another local sound guy and I tried a simple test each with our backs turned against the other when we tried the mics. No channel EQ on the mixer since we wanted to look at a basic response. We both picked the 710.
                      Engineering Axiom 21: Whomever has the key should be qualified.

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                      • #12
                        Nice review Mike.

                        I used the ATM 710 today for a concert of folk/blues music. All of the performers asked what mic I was using. Tells me something.
                        Thanks,
                        Bill Cronheim
                        Entertainment Systems Corporation
                        Back stage since 1965
                        Equipment specialist since 1973

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                        • #13
                          My friends uses ATm 350 clip on condenser mic for his Saxophone. It sounded sweet and 'honest'...meaning it is one of the most 'flat' mics in the market for its size for it does not boost or cut frequencies much.

                          It captures the original source 'honestly'...if you knwo what I mean.

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                          • #14
                            Can i use the ATM 710 to replace my sm57 as well, i find the sm57 lacks some of the bass response and warmth on my acoustic

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                            • #15
                              The 710 is a vocal mic, for an instrument I'd take a look at the ATM 650.
                              Thanks,
                              Bill Cronheim
                              Entertainment Systems Corporation
                              Back stage since 1965
                              Equipment specialist since 1973

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