Miktek PM9 Dynamic supercardioid Vocal Mic Features at a Glance:
- The PM9 gives you that great Miktek studio sound on the road
- Big bottom and sweet top end; midrange clarity and punch
- Supercardioid pickup pattern delivers excellent isolation
- American-made custom transformers for superior RF rejection
- Built road-tough for stage use
Add a Miktek PM9 to your live setup and get better-sounding vocals!
|Output Impedance||300 ohms|
|Manufacturer Part Number||PM9|
from United States
April 10, 2014Music Background:
I have been a professional vocalist for 25 years. Gigs ranging from bar bands to stadium bands. I have always relied on Beta 58s or reg 58s. Let’s just say that I won’t be using 58s anymore. Best bang for your buck you are going to find. Period. Just buy it. Now. No really… buy it, right now. Miktek has a winner.
from Kingsport, TN
July 24, 2013Music Background:
Vocalist, Bass Player
Amazing clarity and Solid build!!!!!
This is my first time using the Miktek brand, and we have been throughly impressed with our choice. My Sweetwater rep assisted me in finding the right mic for our two female vocalist, and our ladies have loved these mics. This mic has a well balanced tone, but super good in the low end registers of their voices. It’s crisp enough to cut through, but not to crisp. I would definitely buy these again let me just say!
from Texas, USA
April 12, 2013Music Background:
vocalist, guitarist, performing live for over 40 years
Miktek PM9 vocal mic
for the last fourteen years I have been singing through Electro Voice mics. before that of course I used Shure mics. after reading about the PM9 I took a chance and bought one and I am amazed at the difference. as a baritone I am able to work the mic to bring total clarity to the lower regeisters of my voice. I highly recommend the PM 9.
July 8, 2012
Beat many others in a shoot-out…
PA system vocal shootout: PM9 vs Heil PR35, Shure Beta 58, Senn e935, Audix OM5. For male baritone and a female alto, PM9 provided the best sound. Transparent highs (not strident) and a detailed mid range made the PM9 stand out. Also, for the vocalist who knows how to work a mic (using proximity) the low end has more substance than any of the other mics we tested. If the vocalist hasn’t learned good mic technique, then be sure to cut the lows on this mic’s channel. Maybe the terrific texture of the lows is the mojo of the custom transformer that Miktek sources for this mic. Off axis response is very smooth yet well attenuated. The mic is well constructed. Plosives happen, so P’s, B’s, and F’s should be sung a bit off axis. Again, this is a mic for a vocalist who is willing to learn good technique. A individualized freq response plot graph is included with each P9 – for my three, the graphs document condenser-like linear responses with extended high frequencies that are not unnaturally hyped, as is often the case. This is a terrific mic — assembled in Nashville, to boot.
from Temecula, CA
April 3, 2014Music Background:
Very solid mic all around
A few years back, I had an extensive mic shootout involving both dynamic and condenser mics, A/B about 20 mics in all from many different brands. The winner of that shootout, ( irregardless of price ) was the Heil PR 35. This past month, my sister wanted a PA system for her home, with musical tastes leaning towards softer ballads, and gave me the liberty to buy whatever mics I see fit to compare and contrast and she would decide on the winner(s) to keep. We bought and blind tested the Neuman KMS 105( $700) Beyer Dynamic TG V96C (about $700 ) , the new Heil PR 35 ( $274 ) , and this Miktek ( $199 ) which came highly recommended from Tyler at Sweetwater. Let me just say that all four are great mics. What stands out about the Miktek is the feedback rejection, there’s just basically none .. probably the best of all the mic I have tested in the past. It’s powerful, yet articulate. Very crisp and stands out in the mix. The proximity effect is there but is just about right, not overwhelming. Plosives are there but not as much as the Heil. Midrange is clear and not muddy and the highs fairly smooth, not overly hyped. Very low handling noise to boot. It’s very well built and feels extremely nice in one’s hands. While it’s not as airy as the Beyers and Neuman, nor is it has articulate and powerful as the Heil, it really did not have any real flaws.
At the end of the blind test, 2 singers picked the Neuman as the go to mic, two singers picked the Heil but at $199, the Miktek was pretty close to the above mics in sound, but is significantly better in feedback rejection and better in handling noise. We ended up keeping 1 Neuman, 1 Heil PR35, and this Miktek. However, if you are in a rock band or any loud band, this Miktek is a no brainer.
from Sandy, UT
February 3, 2014Music Background:
A good tool for less than perfect stages
If I could do it, I wouldn’t use ANY amplification. Barring that, give me a condenser mic… PLEASE, and EQ the room as flat as possible. I’m the guy who detests nasal honk and that “FM sound” of scooped mids with emphasized bass and trebles.
But I’m playing more at venues where the stage monitor isn’t just nice, it’s a necessity – bars and parties where I’m just a competitor.
So I’ve been keeping my eyes open for a super-cardioid dynamic mic whose proximity effect wasn’t too pronounced, and sounded more open than an SM58. After watching several YouTube videos I took a chance on the Miktek PM9.
I used it last night at a loud indoor party and can report that the mic is relatively easy to get “right”. Its proximity effect exists but is less pronounced and sounds “truer” in some sense. It’ll pop P’s but not terribly. Off axis fades quickly, nearly completely and fairly accurately (there is some tonal change). It doesn’t need as much gain as some, and handling sounds are almost nonexistent. Plus the build quality looks and feels high.
from Mancos CO USA
December 23, 2011Music Background:
Worth the Extra Money
For the money, this is a great live sound mic. I’ve been using a Beta 87 for years, and this is a step up to my ears. It isn’t a Neumann 105 but this is a fantastic little mic. If you want to kick up the quality of your vocals a notch, buy this mic. I don’ think you can go wrong with MikTek. I use the CV4 in my studio and love it too.
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