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Reviews Summary for Heil Heritage
Heil Heritage Reviews: 11 Average rating: 3.7/5 MSRP: $$188.00
Description: The Professional division at Heil Sound presents the 'HERITAGE', a high performance dynamic microphone designed for commercial broadcast, live sound reinforcement (PA) and recording studios. Designed to answer the 'Elvis' microphone of the 50's, the Heil Heritage is truly a piece of American art! The chrome finish is a special 'showchrome' where the molded steel body is first copper plated and then chrome plated producing a gorgeous finish that looks as if it was inches deep.
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KB9YVG Rating: 3/5 Jan 26, 2004 21:24 Send this review to a friend
Over Priced  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I recently purchased this mic to add to my growing collection. The Heil Heritage utlizes a 3 pin xlr and does not require phantom power, as many professional mics do. Connected to a TS-2000 thru a Behringer Ultra-Voice Digital preamp & PreSonus EQ3B Parametric equalizer the sound quality was ok with a bit too much overall brightness. I adjusted the frequency response of the mic with a scope and pink noise generator. The results were ok but there was some moderate midrange peakiness I could not eliminate. Most large-diaphragm condenser mic's will outperform this mic, especailly using a decent preamp supplying phantom power. With the condenser you will get a smoother response curve, more volume and if you look hard a better price (my MXL V57M was only $69 and my high end B-2 Pro Condenser Microphone was only $149.00. Both these studio mics offer significantly better performance and lower price.

On the plus side the Heil is very well made & nicely styled. At $75 a fair buy, at $165 way over priced considering the weak frequency response characteristics.
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