Pro quality mic does not disappoint
DPA 4099A violin mic produces a full tonal range and expressive & natural sound, whether in rowdy stage performances or acoustically "sensitive" settings, e.g. weddings/churches. I admit I choked on the price tag, but took Sweetwater's friendly return policy into consideration. No need! I'm totally satisfied with the sound, which is a very near reproduction of the actual instrument. I'm also using it for recording, running through an Art MP Studio pre w/ a GE tube, and and the recordings are clean, clear and warm. Sometimes you DO get what you pay for~!