Soundelux U97

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by OneMan, May 15, 2001.

  1. OneMan

    OneMan Active Member

    May 8, 2001
    Hey Guys,
    I just got my hands on a U97 for 400.00. I am aware this is their "entry level microphone". I was wondering has anyone used this mic? What do you think of it? And how would you compare it to a TLM103?

  2. Bear's Gone Fission

    Bear's Gone Fission Active Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Damn, let me know if you see another at that price. I hear they're great, and I'm ticked that they seem to be discontinued. The U195 seems to be the bargain Soundelux to have the beginings of a cult around it, though.

  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Bear, check around with some of the old dealer network, and a few of the 'broadcast' supply houses. The U-97 has indeed been "discontinued" which is why a few places are attempting to "blow out" some inventory.

    As far as the U-195 is's a favorite of mine. It's kinda like a 47FET on steroids without the boxiness. Between the "FAT" switch and the "Bass Rolloff" switch, you can really tailor the bottom quite nicely. I often use the mic with both the "FAT" switch and the "Bass Rolloff" switch nets a large [as in huge] bottom that doesn't get too "woofy" / "washy" / "undefined".

    That trick works very nicely on a lot of kick drums sans an equalizer.
  4. alphajerk

    alphajerk Active Member

    Feb 13, 2001
    $*^t, the U195 is a great mic. try it on the side of the snare in FAT mode. you get this perfectly compressed snare sound with no compressor. ive also used it on bass cabinets with great success [normal mode] and kick its great too. i was looking for a U97 to try on a bass cab, where did you find one? im looking for one.
  5. bacon777

    bacon777 Active Member

    Dec 6, 2014
    214 hankins dr. smyrna tn. 37167
    Hey Guy's I have a u97, the mic. sounds really great on vocal's. the thing about the u97 is, you really have to take care, have it cleaned, by a pro, do not try this on your own. Keep it in it's box, when not using, just take good care of it, I think you'll like it, I do.
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