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First outing for the Swedish newcomer was acoustic guitar … First impressions are of a nice open sound that preserves a good sense of weight … There was also plenty of high frequency detail and resolution, capturing plucked strings sounds extremely well. What stands out here is a sense of crispness and detail to the sound that still remains fairly soft sounding …

A quick walk round test with spoken and sung male vocals shows an incredibly smooth and progressive off-axis response, coupled with a nice, deep null towards the rear of the pickup.

[For drum overhead] I have to say it sounds fabulous in this application - plenty of transient resolution, lots of HF detail wihout any splashiness to the cymbals, and nice weight and focus on the kick, snare and toms.

In summary, this is an extremely capable little microphone, and a pair of them would undoubtedly cover nearly every base.

It's a great example of how a classic design can and should be reinvigorated.

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Resolution (UK)
I had to remind myself that this side-address, cardioid mic employs a large rectangular diaphragm, despite its diminutive size and natural small diaphragm-like sound.

Milab’s new mic is a winner. The DC-96C sparkles with clarity on the high end, yet retains the low-end warmth of the DC-96B. Two DC-96Cs would give you everything you need to capture a brilliant acoustic guitar sound, as well as drum overheads, background vocals, any live instrument from horns to mandolin, and sensitive sources such as choirs and symphonic orchestras.

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Tape Op (USA)
The Milab mics really shined the brightest on stringed instruments. On an acoustic guitar, I placed the DC-96B at about the 12th fret and the DC-96C on the body between the sound hole and the bridge. Both of the mics were about a foot away from the guitar. These mics picked up the body and depth of the soul of the instrument beautifully. They captured the high end pick and string attack very accurately, without being too harsh. The low end that the Milabs capture is absolutely stunning as well. There were moments where I couldn’t believe how richly the mic captured the bass of the guitar.

In my book, the Milab DC-96B and DC-96C are little champs. They performed very well on a number of sources, qualifying them to be studio workhorse mics. They definitely are good contenders for any mic closet that need a little bit of something special when it comes to acoustic instruments.

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Recording Hacks (USA)
This is one of those rare reviews where I can start by saying that these mics will work on anything... period.

There are a lot of great mics out there, and as a reviewer I have had the opportunity to play with a lot of them over the years. Every now and then a mic crosses my path that really turns my head and frankly blows me away. The DC-96B and C are just such mics... just scary good on everything.

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Recording Magazine (USA)
It seems obvious that the DC-96C would be an excellent mic for stereo recording - probably just as good as a small diaphragm condenser.

When I switched to the DC-96C recording I almost fell out of the chair.

The steady bass reproduction has been impressive throughout the entire test.

It seems as harmless as Clark Kent when I set it up in front of the different sound sources. But when I turn my back on it and make my way to the control room, it transforms itself - and comes out like Superman in the studio monitors.

With its silky smooth top, its neutral mid range and a low end that can only be described as gigantic - the DC-96C is an extremely useful tool for any serious recording engineer. A matched pair of DC-96C:s ought to be one of the best foundations imaginable for any mic collection.

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