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Alternative to the Brauner Valvet?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by antoniosolo, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. antoniosolo

    antoniosolo Guest

    Haven't been here in a long while, had to bookmark it......I am sure everyone is still happily recording as am I. I am in position to finally move on a top shelf tube mic, I have everything else I CARE to own at the moment. I would like your experienced views as to which mic I might consider buying opposed to the Brauner. I have heard the Brauner, Wunder, U87 mooded by KH, Manley and Soundelux U9? tube. Thanks in advance for your thoughts on this.
     
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Man, I'm with your taste. I've want a Brauner ( vm1s) and would settle on the Valvet no problemo. I'm not sure anything is close in flavour to their high end mics.
    Peter Gabriel purchased five Brauner VMA and six Phanthera microphones. We almost had Dirk chime in last year for a feature. If there was more interest, maybe he would come by and talk about them. I would love that!

    Good to see this topic here. I can direct you to a good shop if you are interested.
     
  3. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    I have heard only one Brauner mic, I think it was a Phantera......open and crisp. The Wunders get so much high-end praise...high-end dollars too.....I own an older U87 that was not so much 'modded' by Klaus as it was brought back to life, it is incredible. I have also sung on a Klaus modded 87. Open and crisp.(actually a pair with a chorus thingy but you could hear the mics' effect in that room). One Manley Reference. Wow. And a couple of Soundelux U195's . Very much the basic fet mic of that line. Also a big WOW.

    Ya just cant go wrong with any of those choices.
     
  4. antoniosolo

    antoniosolo Guest

    I am now down to either the Valvet X or the Flea Model A which comes in close to the same price. Three pattern tube mic. If anyone has heard this mic, which is supposedly very close to their m49 clone, please chime in.
     
  5. antoniosolo

    antoniosolo Guest

    That U87 is very tempting, like a prerequisite.....I heard one at AES in 2008SF....I think you're right, can't go wrong with any topnotch mic for 2k or more.
     

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