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    I hear of everyone getting great deals on these MK012 mikes a year or two ago @ G.C. but most guitar centers dont even stock them, and those that do charge $150-$200 per mic. Ive heard of people getting them as low as $50?!

    do these deals still exist?

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    I can probably buy them for $50-60 apiece right now, but they will be Chinese.
    GC is getting into MXL more and more. The infighting between the 2 versions of Oktava have made service issues even more complicated than they were.-Richie

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    I see JRRShop.com selling the chinese ones for $99,

    did G.C. ever sell the russian ones for lower than the $150-$200 retail? or are all the deals im hearing about from the chinese ones?

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    How can you tell the difference between a Russian and Chineese version MK012?

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    Heres an A/B comparison I found between the two

    http://www.sound-patterns.com/mk012/

    I prefer the sound of the original Russian ones myself (on the vocals at least, I dont notice much difference with the other recordings), but I have an extremely small budget and am willing to compromise with the chinese ones.

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    http://oktava.tula.net/fake/

    I'd advise buying new-model MK-012s from russia- they have better components and are comprable to old MK-012s that have undergone the Dorsey mod...

    I got a matched pair and they're quite useful
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    Woah! So when people refer to "Chinese Oktava" they mean Chineese RIP-OFF? Fake Oktavas?
    http://oktava.tula.net/fake/

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    I bought the Russian mics for $50 apiece routinely, including for a couple members of this board. The Chinese mics don't come with the 10db pad, which is sold separately. The case is also different. Are they "fake"? That's debateable. There's a nice legal fight over who owns the name and marketing rights. I'm sure there are 2 sides to the story. There are also those that prefer the Chinese version. I wouldn't know. All of mine are Russian.-Richie

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    Quote Originally Posted by nddhc
    did G.C. ever sell the russian ones for lower than the $150-$200 retail?
    A few years back I picked 2 of the russians MC-012's at GC. I think I got then for $70.00 each.

    This is what the russians ones look like and the came in a black case.
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    I know I'm going to open a can of worms here, but the way I see it, it doesn't matter which mic is better, or where they are made; Oktava is a russian company that makes russian mics. Anyone making mics and putting the Oktava logo on them is clearly in the wrong.

    I don't mind a company reverse-engineering something, making a few changes and re-releasing it as a new product- hell, that's why home reccers can afford gear that's only a few (technological/sonic) years behind the top-level studios.

    How would you feel if someone was using your brand name on their product?
    This whole scandal has tarnished the name Oktava, and even now, a few years down the track, there's still doubt in the Oktava brand. They're not the best mics in the world, but they do the job. However, when you say "Oktava", people don't think "Studio Microphone", they think "Fake mics".
    www.shagtech.com
    bad name- average site...

    I spend my days getting paid to push around air.
    That fact is both amazing and depressing.

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