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Is there any U 67 soundalike?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by UTS, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. UTS

    UTS Guest


    I recently got to hear an U 67 - ^#$%ing $*^t, I am scared! What a beautiful sound. The Mids!!! Natrual, yet beautifully coloured, nice rolled off top, so smooth and what a big sound! I am pretty sure they are hard to find and if I'd find one, they are surely way out of my budget. But is there any soundalike ( i don't ecpect that class, but something similiar) given a budget of around 2k??


  2. proaudio101

    proaudio101 Guest

    Is this a troll? The Soundelux U99.
  3. henryrobinett

    henryrobinett Active Member

    I know it's suppose to, but we have both and I don't think it sounds like a 67, at least not ours. I MUCH prefer the 67. The 99 sound flat to me, in comparison. The 67 IS very rich in the mids. Sometimes too much. CDepends, as always, on the application.
  4. miketholen

    miketholen Guest

  5. coldsnow

    coldsnow Active Member

    The ADK A51 TC (tube model single pattern around $599) is modeled to sound like the 67. (actually there non tube mics which sell for around 299 are also meant to sound like 47s but I prefere the tube model. Anyways back to the tube version, I can't say that it's a perfect reproduction because I haven't ever tried them back to back. But the A51 is close. I love mine and use it when I want that Temptations kinda sound. Very soulful sounding. I've tried a lot of mics in that price range and for vocals it is my favorite. Beats the heck out of RODE NTK and I even like it better than the Neumann 103. I usually switch between it and my Lawson's MP47 for vocals.
  6. coldsnow

    coldsnow Active Member

    My quote earlier:
    (actually there non tube mics which sell for around 299 are also meant to sound like 47s but I prefere the tube model

    I meant 67s.
  7. sign

    sign Guest

    Last week a mint 67 was offered to me for 3200 euro ex BTW (VAT). I don,t have the cash, what about you UTS?

    I can give you the telephone number (in Amsterdam).
  8. dynamo12

    dynamo12 Guest

    I'll add something to what Mike said
    no, no
  9. A mic that sounds like which U67 ?

    Put 4 U67s in a row and each one will sound different. They range from kind of nice to incredible. The problem is if you buy one without testing it you can pay a premium vintage price for a pretty average mic.

    The Lawsons and the Soundelux mics are the way to go these days in my opinion.
  10. coldsnow

    coldsnow Active Member

    OK, I guess I may have sounded a bit off. I'm not saying the ADK is as good as a good condition 67, but what I meant is that is the type sound it has. Give it a try you'll be pleasantly surprised.
  11. proaudio101

    proaudio101 Guest

    Just because something has the same frequency response curve doesn't mean that it has the same vibe or whatever you want to call it.
  12. dynamo12

    dynamo12 Guest

    i'm sure there is more qualified people.... around
    here than me for talking about this but the U-67 is a way less "problematic " microphone compared to, let's say, another classic the U -47 (expecially the early ones with M7)
    It's true that there will be some difference between a well mantained 67 and another not in the same shape but overall two cleaned and in good conditions 67's sound really pretty much the same.
    I'm lucky enough to own a pair and, believe me, i've spent some time in front of the two..checking
    and listening to any subtle possible diff.
    I could not really hear any in all the patterns.
    and is the same these days.
    These microphones,if in spec., were not made in a way to possibly sound different one from the other....

    Never tried 4 though... Jo
  13. UTS

    UTS Guest

    Thanks guys for the comments. I have heard of the Soundelux mics, but in Germany they don't have any distribution I think. Never seen them here around. Han, thanks for your help, but 3200 Euro is way out of my budget. I could stretch it to 2000 Euro, but anything more is out of reach.

    Coldsnow, would you be so kind and point me towards these ADK Mics - do they have any homepage or something?? Would be darn kool.

    Thanks again and best,

  14. coldsnow

    coldsnow Active Member


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