KU4 Ribbon Mic Review / Resolution
"Where the KU4 really comes into its own is in those situations where spill is an issue. I was forutnate to be able to trial the KU4 in an as-live session incorporating drums, bass, guitar and a small brass section. While acoustic screens provided a degree of control, a fig-8 ribbon for the brass would never have been an optimal solution - however much I like the sound. The KU4 here really delivered the goods. A combination of relative source level, the hypercardioid pick-up, the microphone's SPL handling and overall sound all seemed to click into place. I've employed EV RE-2 in similar situations in the past but they just can't match the KU4 for wonderful mid-range smoothness that flatters even the harshest sounding players."
KU4 Ribbon Mic Review / Mix
"It's hard not to rave about this mic. Yes, It's expensive, but the feeling you get when you hear the KU4 in fron fo anything is the resaon audio engineers get out of bed in the morning...The KU4 has an intimate quality that I've not heard out of any other ribbon. Using the mic is a joy. For me, the only negative experience I had with KU4 was boxing it up to send back to Wes."
KU4 Ribbon Mic Review / Sound on Sound
"The combination of classic ribbon smoothness with a near-cardioid pattern is a very beguiling permutation that enables the use of ribbon mics in situations that are normally inappropriate or too challenging. The KU4's only practical imitation, really, is due to it's size and weight, but if you have mic stands that are up to the job it's hard to think of an application that wouldn't benefit from a KU4!"
KU4 Ribbon Mic Review / PSN
"Overall this is a mic that displays no pretense. What you capture is what you get. There's very little hype of overriding 'color' to impose upon your recording other than ribbon warmth. Comparing the KU4 with the flood of new ribbons on the market, you quickly appreciate the RCA heritage and RCA sound the has endured for generations."