"A Decent Instrument Mic"
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
Sound is heavy on the mid-range, some decent highs, not much bass, in comparison to my SM81s. Good clean, fairly detailed sound, just tends to be mid-rangey. Output is very good -- I need less preamp on this mic than any of the other 5 mics I own. Output is a little more than a Rode NT1-a, much higher than my SM81s.
Cardioid and omni caps. Has pad and bass rolloff, but they are on the same switch, so you cannot do both. Does not come with a shockmount, but a good one is available for it for $35.
Ease of Use:
Simple to use.
Seems to be made well.
Have not needed support.
The Wow Factor:
I would be interested in what a pair would sound like on my acoustic guitar.
I have a pair of SM81s, which I prefer for acoustic guitar, but if the SM81s are in use or I have to mic more acoustic, I would go to the 604 before any other of my mics. It might work well in combination with a Studio Projects B3, which has good bass and highs but lacks mid-range (to my ears).