One thing we love about our friends is that they’re honest with us. I remember sending early prototypes to some top engineers and receiving specific feedback about the way the shockmount rotated or how the cable fit into the microphone.
With that in mind, our friend José Diogo Neves gave the Vanguard V44S gen2 Stereo FET Condenser a battery of real-world tests. José is an award-winning engineer based in Tallinn, Estonia and has used some of the most classic and revered microphones out there. José already loved the first-generation V44S, and was eager to see how we had improved upon it with the V44S gen2.
When I first came across Vanguard Audio Labs and tested the V44S 1st generation I said, me about to quote myself for the first time ever, “I am a huge fan of stereo microphones, for example the Neumann SM2 or SM69, and in my opinion, the V44s is right up there with these legends”. Well Vanguard has done it again, the new V44S is not only up there with these legends, it’s the new legend, the new nr. 1.”
Read the full review at msonic Baltic!