Tape Op Microphone Review Archive

Welcome to the first official archive of microphone reviews from Tape Op Magazine! We have nearly every microphone review published in the magazine through 2009.

Click a column heading to sort the listing below.

Issue #Publication DateMicrophoneReview Title
382003-11AEA R84AEA R84
562006-11AEA R92AEA R92
352003-05AKG C-1000-SAKG C1000S
662008-07Audio-Technica AE3000Audio-Technica AE3000
492005-09Audio-Technica AE2020Audio-Technica AT2020
292002-05Audio-Technica AT3035Audio-Technica AT3035
372003-09Audio-Technica AT3060Audio-Technica AT3060
492005-09Audio-Technica AT4031Audio-Technica AT4031
332003-01Audio-Technica AT4040Audio-Technica AT4040 and AT4050
332003-01Audio-Technica AT4050Audio-Technica AT4040 and AT4050
202000-11Audio-Technica AT4047/SVAudio-Technica AT4047/SV
662008-07Audio-Technica ATM250DEAudio-Technica ATM250DE
572007-01Audio-Technica ATM450Audio-Technica ATM450
472005-05Audio-Technica PRO 37Audio-Technica PRO 37
352003-05Audix D2Audix D2
322002-11Audix D6Audix D6
442004-11Audix i-5Audix i-5
602007-07Beyerdanymic M160Beyerdynamic M 160 - Andy Hong's Tape Op Review
602007-07Beyerdynamic M130Beyerdynamic M130
602007-07Beyerdynamic M160Beyerdynamic M160 - Scott Craggs' Tape Op Review
332003-01beyerdynamic M 260Beyerdynamic M260, M500 Ribbons with Sank 77-DX Mod
332003-01beyerdynamic M 500Beyerdynamic M260, M500 Ribbons with Sank 77-DX Mod
612007-09Beyerdynamic M88Beyerdynamic M88
662008-07Bing Carbon MicrophoneBing Carbon Microphone
272002-01Blue Baby BottleBlue Baby Bottle
382003-11Blue Ball (#2 of 3)Blue Ball Microphone - John Baccigaluppi's Tape Op Review
382003-11Blue Ball (#1 of 3)Blue Ball Microphone - Larry Crane's Tape Op Review
382003-11Blue Ball (#3 of 3)Blue Ball Microphone - Steve Silverstein's Tape Op Review
402004-03Blue BluebirdBlue Bluebird
222001-03Blue DragonflyBlue Dragonfly
542006-07Blue SnowballBlue Snowball
502005-11Brauner Phantom AEBrauner Phantom AE
602007-07Brauner VMXBrauner VMX
232001-05Byetone IM27Byetone IM27
192000-09CAD VSM-1CAD VSM-1
552006-09Cascade Fat HeadCascade Fat Head
662008-07Cascade Gomez Michael Joly EditionCascade Gomez Michael Joly Edition
602007-07Chameleon Labs TS-1Chameleon Labs TS-1
602007-07Chameleon Labs TS-1Chameleon Labs TS-1
472005-05CharterOak SA538CharterOak SA538
152000-01Coles 4038Coles 4038
492005-09Earthworks Audio TC25Earthworks DK25/R and DK25/L Drum Mics - the Tape Op Review
492005-09Earthworks Audio SR25Earthworks DK25/R and DK25/L Drum Mics - the Tape Op Review
272002-01Earthworks Audio TC20Earthworks SRO SR69 -- The Tape Op Review
272002-01Earthworks Audio SR20Earthworks SRO SR69 -- The Tape Op Review
472005-05Electro-Voice 635AElectro-Voice 635A
312002-09Electro-Voice 664Electro-Voice 664
182000-07Electro-Voice N/D 357Electro-Voice N/D 357
522006-03EV/Blue CardinalEV/Blue Cardinal
452005-01Microtech Gefell UMT 70 SGefell M930 and UMT70S
452005-01Microtech Gefell M 930Gefell M930 and UMT70S
362003-07Microtech Gefell UM 92.1 SGefell UM92.1 and M300
362003-07Microtech Gefell M 300Gefell UM92.1 and M300
402004-03Heil Sound PR-20Heil Sound PR-20
562006-11Heil Sound PR-30Heil Sound PR30 PR40
562006-11Heil Sound PR-40Heil Sound PR30 PR40
562006-11Heil Sound PR40Heil Sound PR40
232001-05Joemeek JM47Joemeek JM47
512006-01Josephson C17SETJosephson C17SET
342003-03Josephson C42MPJosephson C42MP
622007-11Josephson C700AJosephson C700A
552006-09Karma K35Karma K35
612007-09Karma K6Karma K6
632008-01Kel HM-1Kel HM-1
632008-01Lauten Audio HorizonLauten Audio Horizon
182000-07Lawson L47Lawson L47
562006-11M-Audio SputnikM-Audio Sputnik -- The Tape Op Review
372003-09MXL 603SMarshall MXL Pro Pac
372003-09MXL 2001Marshall MXL Pro Pac
602007-07MCA SP1MCA SP1
252001-09McHugh Military AMM68McHugh Military AMM-68
642008-03Mercenary Audio KM-69Mercenary Audio KM-69
622007-11Mojave Audio MA-100Mojave Audio MA-100
552006-09Mojave Audio MA-200Mojave Audio MA-200
702009-03Mojave Audio MA-201 fetMojave Audio MA-201 fet
542006-07MXL 2010MXL 2010 and V67i
542006-07MXL V67IMXL 2010 and V67i
282002-03MXL 603SMXL 603S
502005-11MXL V6MXL V6
342003-03MXL V69MXL V69
472005-05Nady RSM-2Nady RSM-2
592007-05Nady RSM-3Nady RSM-3
492005-09Red Microphones Type BNeumann CMV 563, Blue Bottle, Red Mics
492005-09Blue Microphones BottleNeumann CMV 563, Blue Bottle, Red Mics
492005-09Red Microphones Type ANeumann CMV 563, Blue Bottle, Red Mics
492005-09Neumann CMV-563Neumann CMV 563, Blue Bottle, Red Mics
432004-09Neumann KMS 105Neumann KMS 105
612007-09Neumann TLM49Neumann TLM49
252001-09Oktava MC012Oktava MC012
242001-07Oktava MK-219Oktava MK-219
342003-03Oktava ML52Oktava ML52
562006-11OktavaMod MK-219OktavaMod MK-219
702009-03MXL 603SOktavaMod MXL 603, MCA SP1 mods
702009-03MCA SP1OktavaMod MXL 603, MCA SP1 mods
502005-11Pearl DT40Pearl DT40
442004-11Peluso 22 251Peluso 22 251
622007-11Peluso 22 47 LEPeluso 22 47 LE
482005-07Peluso Microphone Lab CEMC-6Peluso CEMC6, 22 47
482005-07Peluso Microphone Lab 22 47Peluso CEMC6, 22 47
562006-11Peluso R14Peluso R14
392004-01Rode NT1-ARode NT1-A
192000-09Royer R-121Royer R-121
622007-11Royer R-122VRoyer R-122V
252001-09Royer SF-12Royer SF-12
482005-07Sage Electronics SE-BB1 Bova BallSage Electronics SE-BB1 Bova Ball
602007-07Samson Audio VR88 and CL2Samson Audio VR88 and CL2
602007-07Samson Audio VR88 and CL2Samson Audio VR88 and CL2
442004-11SE Electronics GeminisE Electronics Gemini and ICIS
442004-11SE Electronics ICISsE Electronics Gemini and ICIS
582007-03sE Electronics H1sE Electronics H1
602007-07sE Electronics R1 RibbonsE Electronics R1 Ribbon
482005-07sE Electronics sE2200asE Electronics sE2200a
292002-05sE H3500sE H3500
312002-09SE Electronics SE2000sE1, sE2000, Z5600
312002-09SE Electronics SE 1sE1, sE2000, Z5600
312002-09SE Electronics Z5600sE1, sE2000, Z5600
532006-05Shinybox 46Shinybox 46
322002-11Shure KSM141Shure KSM141
162000-03Shure KSM32Shure KSM32
362003-07Shure SM7Shure SM7
452005-01Soundelux e49Soundelux E250 and e49
452005-01Soundelux E250Soundelux E250 and e49
372003-09Soundelux E47Soundelux E47
272002-01Soundelux Elux-251Soundelux Elux-251
172000-05Soundelux U-99Soundelux U-99
302002-07Stapes OmnisStapes Omnis
322002-11Studio Projects B1Studio Projects B1, B3, TB1
322002-11Studio Projects B3Studio Projects B1, B3, TB1
322002-11Studio Projects TB1Studio Projects B1, B3, TB1
272002-01Studio Projects C1Studio Projects C1, C3
272002-01Studio Projects C3Studio Projects C1, C3
442004-11Telefunken USA Ela M 14Telefunken USA Ela M 14
642008-03Telefunken USA Ela M 260Telefunken USA Ela M 260
342003-03Telefunken USA Ela-M 251Telefunken USA Ela-M 251
602007-07Telefunken USA RM-5CTelefunken USA RM-5C
602007-07Silvia Classics SC-5CTelefunken USA RM-5C
622007-11Violet Design Ltd. Amethyst StandardViolet Design Globe Vintage and Amethyst Standard
622007-11Violet Design Ltd. Globe VintageViolet Design Globe Vintage and Amethyst Standard
592007-05Wunder Audio CM7Wunder Audio CM7
422004-07Yamaha SubKickYamaha SubKick