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I had posted a couple days ago re large diaphram condensers and i was in Buffalo and i drove past a Guitar Center and they had a used Blue Firefly deluxe limited edition mic on sale and the sales guy was awesome and dropped the price a $100 to 689 and this things in mint condition. From what i understand this is the u67 capsule inside.

Anyways a long story short

This is a wicked mic at any price but at less than half of retail this is one incredible deal. I tried out the Neumann TLM 103 and the 414xl II and none of them sounded as smooth and buttery through a Mackie mic preamp ( yes it actually sounded good through the Mackie I do have better preamps in my studio)

Definitely check out this mic!

:D :D :D


jonnyc Mon, 01/09/2006 - 12:01

Do you mean the Dragonfly? I'm a big Blue fan and have never heard of a Firefly. A 100 bucks off is nice but don't fool yourself into believing any one charges "retail". 799 is the max you should pay for a dragonfly. Also if there is a U67 capsule inside it isn't a Neumann it would just be Blue's replacement version of it, and I've never heard a dragonfly owner claim it had a u67 nor have a seen any literature on their website making those claims. All that said it is still a great mic.

anonymous Tue, 01/10/2006 - 13:06

my mistake it is the dragonfly

I appologize it is the dragonfly delux I read in a review that it was a U67 capsule but either way it is an incredible mic. I have never heard such a sound and I just tried it through a mackie Onyx preamp . I have a custom preamp from ARM (
Its a tube mic pre based on the DW Fearn pre. Im going to test it out tonight and see how it sounds.

stickers Mon, 01/16/2006 - 21:07

this past weekend at my live sound a guy brought in dragonfly to mic the piano we have there with and i mentioned the deluxe version and he said that the one he has is one of 5 made that owner of blue made himsself with the U67 capsule...why on earth he would use it for a live gig is beyond me. Although a few weeks before the same guy used a 414..damn thing picked up everything but he wanted to use it...

im sorry for live performances for rock/pop piano when drums are playing on the stage too, a LCD just doesnt much bleed. id rather stick a 57 in one of the sound holes on the harp of the piano.