The DC-196 is an unusually small microphone considering that it is equipped with a large membrane capsule. It is an extremely powerful tool that can handle almost any recording situation thanks to its compact size, superior sound quality and versatility. The DC-196 is a formidable studio workhorse but also perfect for many live applications.
Also available in a limited collector's edition: DC-196 Platinum Edition.
[The DC-196] shines as a vocal mic, capturing a smooth,
detailed and full-bodied sound that belies its small
Don't let its micro size or
unusual dimensions fool you,
this is a surprisingly versatile
and high quality microphone
- instruments, vocals, studio or
live, it's shown itself to be a real
Review in Audio Technology (Australia)
The DC-196 is a great all-rounder that manages to avoid adding an obvious character to the sound but also manages to avoid sounding bland. Very versatile and refined.
Review in Sound On Sound (UK)
Vocals: […] The DC-196 sounds very good with a warm and full "quality tone" that keeps the voice steady. Once again, the smooth frequency response brings out the midrange which helps create a rich tone.
The DC-196 passes the test with flying colours and the neutral and noise free reproduction makes an impression.
Review in Monitor (Sweden)
The DC-196 from Milab is a special microphone, which is particularly characterised by
its good resolution, its strong, direct sound with fine heights and not least by its rectangular capsule.
Review in Professional Audio Magazin (Germany)