leitrim_lad

Different U47 Clone Comparison s
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:38:41 PM »
Hey there,

just wondering has anyone compared the MK47 with beesneez capsule against the AMI-TAbfunkenwerks U47 clone with the Thiersch M7?

Would love to know your opinions on which you think is better etc

Cheers


r2d2

Re: Different U47 Clone Comparison s
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 03:30:47 AM »
if you refer to the original neumann U47 tube  , i have to say that the very nice sound of the original vintage u47 is done by the small tube vf14 , that was produced through special procedures now prohibited ,
I was lucky enough to use an original  U47 tube with original valve of the 40s ,while fiew recording sessions
and compare it with another original U47 tube  ,
which Too bad had been replaced the original valve with a recently produced,

(Note that since a VF14 original is very expensive and not easy to find, on the Internet there are many fake VF14 tube to which
have forged the name, and then do not sound like the real VF14)

the sound of the both mic is much similar but the U47 tube  with the original vf14 tube (a.k.a. Helmet....)
seems to have the "turbo"......

iI think the clones are still some good microphones, better than many commercially available ,
but that may not sound like the original, due to the VF14 and what has been said above,
also the original components of the time, are different from those present, due to the scarcity and cost of materials basis (for example copper, etc. ..),
alloys are used for alternative materials that are able to provide similar technical characteristics, but not with the same output for sound.

hope this help
peace
r2d2
..... Cracking D.Vader Firewall ...  II-)

leitrim_lad

Re: Different U47 Clone Comparison s
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012, 05:23:46 AM »
Cheers for the reply. Ya I kinda understand the difference between the original u47 and the clones. It's more info on the difference between the 2 clones I'm looking for. Very interesting what u said. Would you have any recommendations on what tube you think would be more like the original?

bockaudio

Re: Different U47 Clone Comparison s
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 12:39:07 PM »
if you refer to the original neumann U47 tube  , i have to say that the very nice sound of the original vintage u47 is done by the small tube vf14 , that was produced through special procedures now prohibited ,
I was lucky enough to use an original  U47 tube with original valve of the 40s ,while fiew recording sessions
and compare it with another original U47 tube  ,
which Too bad had been replaced the original valve with a recently produced,

(Note that since a VF14 original is very expensive and not easy to find, on the Internet there are many fake VF14 tube to which
have forged the name, and then do not sound like the real VF14)

the sound of the both mic is much similar but the U47 tube  with the original vf14 tube (a.k.a. Helmet....)
seems to have the "turbo"......

iI think the clones are still some good microphones, better than many commercially available ,
but that may not sound like the original, due to the VF14 and what has been said above,
also the original components of the time, are different from those present, due to the scarcity and cost of materials basis (for example copper, etc. ..),
alloys are used for alternative materials that are able to provide similar technical characteristics, but not with the same output for sound.

hope this help
peace
r2d2
I'm sorry I don't understand.
What tube was in each mic?

leitrim_lad

Re: Different U47 Clone Comparison s
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2012, 09:14:27 AM »
Sorty it's more so just the mics themselves in general I'm wondering about. Cheers


 

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