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Mystery Mic Please Help

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by dabhoys, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. dabhoys

    dabhoys Guest

    Hi there, we're having a tough time figuring out what this mic is. I'm dying to find out as it sounds amazing on guitar cabs. We know its not a capacitor as its running with no phantom power. Also the capsule screws off but it's not a changeble one as its hardwired inside.


    We know its not the Sennheiser ME64


    Here's a few other links to this mic


    I'd really appreciate the help. No one has a clue what this mic is and theres no markings on it anywhere to tell us. If you'd like anymore pics of it please let me know. I think I covered all angles :)

  2. axel

    axel Guest

    i really don't know!!!

    but it coul'd be a russion replica of maybee the sennheiser, or similar
    i have a friend in london who has several replicas of top notch mics made during the communist era in russia and they look all slighltly different then their original counterparts, but sounding AMAZING, better say without any audible difference to the original!!!
    whereby there have been tons of different replicas of the same mic made in russia during the C era (some are extremely good, some of them are shite!), maybee you have one of those lucky dips, like my friend... he has e.g. a U87, C414, etc. for next to nothing sounding just like the Original, and well crafted too...

  3. dabhoys

    dabhoys Guest

    This mic doesn't belong to me :( but I really really want to get one. It just sounds amazing no matter where I put it on a guitar and no matter what the amp!!!
  4. axel

    axel Guest

    sorry can't help you 'bout that, my mate bought them from some engineers in london (who got them over dubious sources from russia) about 10 years ago, for really a joke price and they still work and are in heavy use (all of them!) i am jelous too, cause they really sound amazing, and are built extremely well, you know like a russian tank... LOL :D
  5. EricK

    EricK Guest

    Are you sure it's not an ME64? I can't look at the other pics that you have links for. You've reached your bandwidth limit, or somehting. However, the picture that is in your post looks identical to an ME64. Is that the entire mic? Or, does is plug onto the K6 powering module? There are 2 versions of the K6 module, one will take a battery, that would explain why you did not require phantom power.
  6. dabhoys

    dabhoys Guest

    I just found out what it is. Its a Beyerdynamic m201. They don't make that model anymore the new one is a m201 TG or something. But I'm in search now to find an original 201. It sounds amazing!!!
  7. EricK

    EricK Guest

    The mic in your picture above clearly reads "Sennheiser".
  8. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    The Beyer 201's are a well kept secret. I have a pair of original 201n's and they look a bit different, the main thing being the six slots on the Beyer are narrower and from that pic it appears as if the screen protrudes from the mic body a little ... on my 201n's the screens are flat.

    As you can see from this picture, the mics I have are different looking than the one you posted.

    I like my 201's on snare drums :!:
  9. axel

    axel Guest

    EricK wrote:

    i think the original pic is dissapeared from the post ????
  10. dabhoys

    dabhoys Guest

    Sorry bout that I exceeded my picture limit :(

    I manage to get an original new 210 on ebay :) That one I showed earlier belongs to the studio in college. We put it on the amp the other day by accident and it sounded amazing!!! I don't know what the 210 TG is like but the one I got on ebay is identical to the one from the studio. The new models have 5 slots where to old ones seems to have 6.

    As for the grill being pushed out Kurt, I think thats just from years of abuse. I'm really looking forward to using this mic on my amps. We had my valve amp cranked last nite and it sounded amazing! I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on it...
  11. dabhoys

    dabhoys Guest

    I'm sorry if I let the secret out. It was pure fluke we discoverd the mic :) Don't you love flukes!!
  12. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    OK I see what happened ... the pic of the Beyer 201 you posted isn't showing ..and the pic that's posted, is of a Sennheiser ME 64 ... I get it now.

    Does your 201 look like the pic I posted?

    I just would like to clear this up so when people read the thread, it makes sense.
  13. dabhoys

    dabhoys Guest

    That is the very one Kurt. Excellent mic. I'm still in shock as to how sweet it sounded :)

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