For my taste and from my experience, I would say the Lawson L47MP is BETTER than the M149, and for about half the price.Originally posted by littledog:
I think the Lawson L-47MP is a very reasonable alternative.
Originally posted by spp:
That used to be true, but Neumann has slashed their prices, and the M149 has slipped on the street to under $3000 in some places. The Lawson is only available factory direct, and as far as I know is never discounted below it's $2000 list price.For my taste and from my experience, I would say the Lawson L47MP is BETTER than the M149, and for about half the price.
It's a fantastic mic at a killer price, but no longer half what you'd pay for the M149.
My condolences, sjoko. That's awful that you were not even reimbursed, although the mics were, as you said, irreplaceable. Hope you run across some "deals-of-the-century" to make up!Originally posted by sjoko:
I've done another session with it. No doubt its a good mic, but I cannot say it is exceptional. Very quiet it definately is.
I did do one vocal with my old "tubed-up" U87 side-by-side and we ended up using the track of the 87, which had a noticeably extended frequency response in comparison.
I will take your advise and try a Lawson and a Soundelux as well before making a purchase.
Oh Tony - how the 47 disappeared? Well, when loading out after a gig / live recording, some stage hands "missed" the ramp of a semi and accidentally kept going........and going The 47 was in a large 6 wheel flight case with drawers, accompanied by 36 other mics, a collection of extremely good vintage, new and modified mics I had build up since the late '60's. They were insured, but irreplaceable. The fun part was making a claim and finding out that the insurance company was not going to pay a cent - my policy was, apparently, only valid if the mics had been stolen from my home (where they had never been).
Four of them were recovered. two vintage, modified D12's, one U87 and one U89i - that's all.
I should also mention that I had paid a hefty insurance premium with the same company for over 14 years. One thing is for sure, I don't think I'll get over it very easily