Reviews & Press

San Diego Troubador, 2018-01Delphos Review - San Diego Troubadour, January 2018


Considering that this mic can handle any and every task placed before it... not just ably but admirably, brings me to the simple conclusion that if you could only afford to own just one mic… the Roswell Audio Delphos is that mic.

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Pro Sound News, Apr 2017

Mini K47 Review - PSN / Rob Tavaglione, January 2018

A Mini K47 is a useful addition to any mic locker, but I can especially recommend one (or a pair really) for those just building their mic collections. They'll find the kit to be durable, the mics sonically flexible' and the tonality "mix ready" with a ready-to-go sound that requires little help... Roswell scores again!

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Audio Producer News

Delphos Review - Audio Producer News, December 2017

It is a classy looking microphone with a classy, clear, and balanced sound to match and it would legitimately earn its spot in my mic collection any day... The Delphos is undoubtedly a winner -- a no-brainer alternative to a U87 or any other microphone of that style. I don’t want to send this one back.

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Barry Rudolph / Music Connection, 2017-11

Mini K47 Review - Barry Rudolph, November 2017

So I'm recommending getting a pair of Roswell Pro Audio Mini K47s! I always suggest (if possible) buying pro audio gear in pairs and matched microphones are no exception. A great choice for drum overheads, vocals, electric guitar amps or acoustic guitars, the Roswell Pro Audio Mini K47 sells for $299 MAP individually or $699 MAP for a closely matched pair!

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Professional Audio Magazine, 2017-09

Delphos Review - Professional Audio, September 2017

[The Delphos] stands out with its unique, warm, and punchy sound full of character. In addition, it offers a best-in-class finish with lots of attention to detail. For those of you looking for a distinct sonic signature off the beaten path of the microphone mainstream, the Delphos should be a sound investment.

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Pro Sound News, Apr 2017

Delphos Review - PSN / Rob Tavaglione, April 2017

Long story short, the mic seems to excel at just about everything. It really is flexible and versatile enough to earn the ellusive “one mic good enough for everything” moniker of flexible excellence...

I have discovered an affordable, versatile, non-colored do-it-all microphone to capture most anything under the sun.

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Tape Op Magazine, Jan/Feb 2017

Delphos Review - Tape Op, January 2017


I'm really, really impressed with the Delphos. It's a fantastic workhorse mic that shines in a variety of situations, and its price puts it within reasonable reach for most studios and recordists. The Roswell Delphos should easily earn a place even within the most well-stocked mic lockers.

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Music Connection, 2017-01

Company Feature - Music Connection, January 2017


Roswell's mics provide a distinctive sound and a performance level normally associated with far more expensive devices.

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Ask Audio

Delphos Review - Ask•Audio, January 2017


I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with the Delphos... [Y]ou’ll get a clear, concise, and lightly colored result, regardless of the source... [I]t’s wonderful to find a mic that has a vintage voice without the vintage price... [I]f you want a mic that sounds uniquely delicious and unlike anything your competition has in their mic locker (yet), you’ll certainly want to check out the Delphos.

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Mini K47 Review - San Diego Troubadour, January 2017


I received a matched of pair of Roswell Mini K47 condenser mics and used them constantly for a couple of weeks on a wide range of sources: vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, drums, percussion, and accordion. I'm here to tell you that it has been and will remain my studio's go-to mic for the foreseeable future.

Download the full review here [262KB PDF], or see it online here.

Recording Magazine, 2016-12

Delphos Review - Recording Magazine, December 2016


If you read many of my reviews, you’ll know I’m very cautious about saying a microphone bests or goes toe to toe with mics twice its price, but the more I use it, the more I think Delphos is one such mic. It stands comfortably alongside many $1500–$1800 mics in my collection, and it looks as classy as it sounds!

Download the full review here [2.1MB PDF].

Recording Magazine, 2016-05

Aurora Review - Recording Magazine, May 2016

(The Aurora was a predecessor to the Delphos, sold briefly in 2016 but significantly upgraded to create the Delphos.)


Due to its neutral fullness, the Aurora can be used on pretty much any source you choose with little concern or issues. Its smooth yet natural top end puts it squarely in the “this could be your only microphone” and/or “workhorse” category...

The Aurora is a brilliant complement to the Mini K47 and a truly exceptional all-around mic.

Download the full review here [1.8MB PDF].

Professional Audio Magazine, 2016-04

Mini K47 Review - Professional Audio Magazine, April 2016


The fine resolution and the good transient response (particularly for a large diaphragm condenser) of the Mini K47 indeed yield an expensive, high-quality sound. In this respect, this affordable microphone can take on rivals that would typically cost at least twice the money. That’s quite an accomplishment.

From the lowest string of an acoustic guitar up to the highest note of a female singer, from a long, sustained swell to an abrupt, percussive strum on the guitar strings — the Mini K47 manages to capture all these signals with confidence, graceful contours, and a natural liveliness. As such, a single Mini K47 could well be the ideal ‘one fits all’ solution for just about any vocal or voiceover talent, as well as acoustic instruments that would call for a close-mic application.

Download the full review, in its original German, here [536k PDF], or the English translation here [826k PDF].

Sound On Sound, 2016-04

Mini K47 Review - Sound On Sound, April 2016

Excerpt: get a big vocal sound but without any obvious coloration — the flattery is subtle. Moving the mic far enough away to lose the proximity effect reveals a well-balanced sound that still retains plenty of weight...

Definitely a mic for your shortlist.

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Tone Report Weekly, Dec 25, 2015

Mini K47 Review - Tone Report Weekly, December 25, 2015


For a condenser mic, this is incredibly warm. It really captured the detail of each clip, and brought forth a bit of high end sparkle to each tone. On all fronts it really succeeded where most condensers fail: adding color and smooth high-end detail to even the most basic of guitar tones.

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Tape Op Magazine, Sept-Oct 2015

Mini K47 Review - Tape Op Magazine, September 2015


[On drum overheads,] the pair of Roswells delivered quite a meaty sound. The toms spoke in a lovely manner, the “air” I look for on the snare was there, the imaging (using ORTF configuration) was great, and the cymbal articulation was wonderful. The Mini K47 is a perfect choice for recordists who want the full picture of the drums in their overheads. As I listened to playback, I kept being reminded of the nice thickness you hear when using ribbons on overheads, but the Mini K47 tracks didn't have that “squishy” sound that ribbons can impart. I think the Mini K47 would also work great as a room mic because of its ability to tame the splashy sound of a brighter room...

The Roswell Mini K47 is one of the best utility mics I’ve used. It sounds great on a number of sources, fitting them perfectly into a mix. It takes EQ well (when needed), and it seems happy to do anything you ask it to do. $299 for a mic of this quality is beyond fair — it’s a steal.

Download the full review here [222k PDF].

Recording Magazine, September 2015

Mini K47 Review - Recording Magazine, September 2015


The Mini K47 is an impressive debut for Roswell Pro Audio. It is not just one of the best entry-level mics money can buy, it is also one of those workhorse mics that will find use in a mic locker forever, regardless of whatever other microphones one owns.

Download the full review here [807k PDF].