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Soundelux E47

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

  1. Punchmo

    Punchmo Member

    Anybody hear one of these? Anybody have one? I am a recent Soundelux convert and now am looking at this mic as well as the 251. Your feedback please.
  2. Malpasoman

    Malpasoman Member

    I bought an ELUX 251 a couple months back, and it sounds better than I imagined. Very smooth.

  3. Mercuri

    Mercuri Member

    How would you compare that baby to say the U87 or the VM1?
  4. osmuir

    osmuir Member

    i wasn't as impressed by the elux, but i only heard it at AES. the U95s, which i own, is amazing. the U99 is also great. the K47 copy thing is pretty damn good...
  5. Punchmo

    Punchmo Member

    --o Thanks for your reply. I have 1 U99 and am thinking of another for a stereo pair and at the same time, pick up the E47 as well. I know it is a new release for SD, but there is literally no one commenting about this thing. Julian stated somewhere that he had heard it or that people he knew had heard it at the convention and were impressed. Apparently, not many have used one in the studio yet. Thanks again.
  6. Malpasoman

    Malpasoman Member

    Mercuri, I haven't used an 87 or the Brauner, so I can't compare. I can't say enough good things about the ELUX though.

  7. Mercuri

    Mercuri Member

    Hmmmm... I'm curious because people seem to be liking their Neumanns better than the best that Soundelux has to offer. Anyone else out there heard the ELUX 251 as compared to other top-notch mics?
  8. rll

    rll Guest

    yeah, I picked one up recently--used, for about 3 grand... we did a little shoot out against an original 251, and all I can say is the guy who owns the original 251 was pissed! If you like 251's, then SD did a hell of a job copying them, there is no way around that. The big question now is if they are consistent. Also, 251's like most old mics, sound different among themselves, so never expect 2 mics to sound exactly the same. After a while we noticed that the original 251was just very slightly smoother in the top, but not quite as happening lower down. All 5 of us there decided that the SD could easily have been another original 251 ( a couple of these guys were heavy hitters...) And for 15 grand less, I can now buy that tiger skin rug and dozen lava lamps I've been eyeing------ow!
  9. rll

    rll Guest

    uh, one more thing-- we had a killer U67 and C12 up, and the soundelux 251 more than held its own-- it is, as they say, a different color. We were checking them out on male vox and piano.
  10. Sounds like your sample of people is unrepresentative of reality because it's exactly the opposite from what I have found. 7 votes so far for SD on this thread. I think you'll find that they beat out the newer Neumann's 9/10 times. The old Neumann's are a different issue, but who wants outragous pricing and inconsistency from one mic to the next?
  11. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    I talked to Brad Lunde a few weeks ago it's not shipping yet. He was figuring middle to end of March. Given the quality of the other Soundelux mics I have no reason to believe that the E47 would suck.
  12. Punchmo

    Punchmo Member

    Thanks for the info...I coulda shoulda called myself. FWIW, I was using an U87 and thought it sounded pretty good on most stuff but damn, this U99 is awesome. BTW, my U87 is a 1973 model, has been cleaned but never modified. This may not be a fair comparision but, the the 2 mics are in the same price range.
  13. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    A U87 and U99 aren't in similar price ranges unless you buy a new U87. Who would buy a new one with so many used ones floating around?
  14. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    I don't knowto which Neumanns you refer... but I sold my 47's and 67's and replaced them with U-95S's and U-99's... my 'original' 251 now lives out at Longview Farm where it's come in handy on some occassions... but regularly gets it's ass kicked by the Brauner VM-1 "KHE" (which may very well be the only microphone I've ever used that actually sounds 'god like' on every voice I've put in front of it!!!).

    As far as "vintage mics" go, IMNSHO there is damn little need for them as companies like Soundelux, Brauner, and a few others are building solid, reliable, and excellent sounding products. This wasn't the case just a few short years ago... but finally there are some manufacturers that are building quality products at reasonable prices.

    As for the original question about the E-47, no it's not yet released (the mechanics are correct, it's a metal work issue at the moment)... but they should be out within the next couple of weeks. I'm certainly psyched to check them out... but I know I won't be selling my U-95S's anytime soon... they more than suit my purposes. YMMV.
  15. chris

    chris Member

    Fletcher, would the Brauner VM-1 "KHE" be a top mic you'd use?
  16. Punchmo

    Punchmo Member

    Fletcher, thanks for the update on the E47. What are your comments re: the differences between the U95S and U99.
    Thanks, Steve
  17. MadMoose

    MadMoose Active Member

    The U99 is based on a U67 and the U95S is supposed to be based on a 47. Take it from there.
  18. Punchmo

    Punchmo Member

    Thanks Jay, I was under the impression that the U95S was based on a U67. So, is the E47 an improved U95S or a different animal?
  19. Sir Bob

    Sir Bob Member

    Would anyone care to throw the Lawson L47MP into the mix as we are discussing quality Neumann copies?

    As a home recording enthusiast, I need to spread my money around various needs (preamps, etc.) and can't have every flavor mic under the sun.

    The L47MP goes for $2,000 as does the Soundelux U99. The comparison may be a little apples and oranges as the Lawson covers the U47 teritory and the U99 covers a U67.

    At any rate, I am looking for a top flight vocal mic (approximately $2,000 range) that can handle a broad range of vocalist or at least has a strong chance to do well with both male and female singers. The Lawson has a varible pattern that changes the response and timbre of the mic, which looks like it is more flexible. The Neumann U67 has been successsful with singers of both sexes so I would expect the U99 to be similar.

    Any idea of what the cost of the Soundelux E47 will be?

    :eek: Do you think any of these mics are better suited for digital recording? I suspect that the recording medium is a factor in buying a mic. For example, I've noticed from these pages that the brightness of the 414's have made that mic less popular in digital recording.
  20. ¿HuH?

    ¿HuH? Guest

    May I also toss in the innertube Mag Mic?
    Great sound, tons of output, voodoo tube circuit, durable body. <--wink)
    or the U87 retrofit?
    Give stayne a call, and I am sure he will arrange a demo, he is in Santa Barbera 805-963-3941. [/plug]

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