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The mic itself is incredible. Having spent over a decade purchasing, researching, and singing into high-quality recording microphones (I recorded an album using Brian Wilson's Neumann U47), I can say that the AEA microphones are miles ahead of the competition. From the moment I took the microphone out of the box I was in love. The construction is solid, the mic is nice and heavy, and the included carrying case is well made.
I can't describe the sound too well with words. Anything I could say would admittedly be a platitude. If you're recording vocals, and need a high-quality ribbon microphone to capture them. This is the one you should get.
I'm running mine through a BAE 1272 preamp (early model). The combination is stellar, but I think the mic would perform well through a variety of preamps.