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those high end vintage mic remakes

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by jimbo_baby84, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. jimbo_baby84

    jimbo_baby84 Guest

    hi guys, i've been reading alot about companies that do expensive remakes of the old classic mics (U47, C12, ELAM 251 etc), but unfortunately the majority of the info i can find comes from the companies own web sites or web sites that sell the brands. obviously not the least biased information. i've been checking out designs by wagner, korby and soundelux. they all make claims, such as their mics are precisely equal to the originals, or are better than 9 out of 10 originals they were tested against, but has anyone actually used one of these remakes? i'm most interested in the U47, but am having a hard time finding unbiased users. are any of these companies better than the others? is there any point gettting a remake, or should i just bite the bullet and search for an original vintage mic?

  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    It's hard to get real comments because very few people have heard what most of the great old obsolete mic sounds like. At this point in time they each have aged differently and have had various levels of mods or maintnenace so they all don't sound the same.

    Most of the makers of these kind of old mic re-issues seem to have a real passion and are legit in making fine products that can stand on their own merit reguardkess if they are exactly the same as the originals.
  4. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Exactly. You will not be disappointed in the quality of these mics.They can say all they want about duplicating the sound of a vintage mic and perhaps they do.I'm sure this hype is to sell these to those who regularly use vintage mics and would like something a little less brittle due to age and wear....Whatever the case, and particularly the Soundelux,They have created a mic that stands on its own merits of quality and does so with modern components.In short, a mic ready to begin its own journey to old age and the sound that emanates through those number of years of experience.I have used the U99 and the U195. I love them.I spent a lot of time on a pair of 70's U87's and a U67.The Soundelux mics sound as good if not better than any Neumann I've heard.And they're all fantastic....But thats just me...And I love mics more than any other piece of gear in the studio.So sue me.
  5. Johnson Cabasa

    Johnson Cabasa Active Member

    oliver archut from tabfunkenwerks has an interewsting article on this on klaus heynes board i guess he builds mics or something http://recforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/t/4744/29/?SQ=e87463aaa4faed7d070f512ce0cc8bac
  6. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    In order to keep this from becoming a 'rumour central'..... :wink:

    Klaus Heyne does in fact...build mics or something :!: :shock: :cool:
  7. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Klaus dose more than just builds mic's. he builds, re-builds, modifies, repairs, cleans, enhances, converts, rewires ect... A true artistic craftsman.

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