Excerpt: With the introduction of the AT3060, Audio-Technica has taken the sting out of tube mic ownership and use. At just $599 (including shockmount) this mic is remarkably affordable and, with its ability to run on phantom power, it..
Excerpt: The AT3060 is a large diaphragm tube mic that runs on 48V phantom; there’s no external power supply. There’s also no frills: it’s cardioid only, there’s no low cut, no pad, no nothing. Just mic. It showed up at my house awhile back and I put it right into the rotation. My first impression was that it sounded good, but not particularly “tubey.” It’s brighter than I was expecting it to be, and the upper mids seem very forward.
Excerpt: The AT3060 tube condenser microphone is a new addition to Audio-Technica's 30 Series but with a twist: Its onboard tube electronics are 48-volt, phantom-powered and use ordinary XLR mic cables; no bulky external power supply is required. According to A-T, removing the PS allowed the company to put more money into the mic's components and manufacturing.