Neumann U57



I cant seem to come up with much info on this mic.
I'm considering buying it for the studio, yet the price is making me a bit suspicious.

Asuming the mic is in good condition is there anybody who can tell me more about it.

I had a U67 that I sold. Would that be close
to discribing this mic?

Any well known flaws in build or any thing else I would be gratefull to know.

Bear's Gone Fission

Well-Known Member
Jan 4, 2001
Short answer is it's a Gefell UM-57, not a West German Neumann mic. Check on page 5 of this forum for further discussion of the topic. If you like the mic and it's fair market valued for a Gefell, go for it, but if someone keeps saying "Neumann, Neumann, Neumann", well, you know they're trying to pull one over on you.