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Joly K47H capsule head for mk-012 vs. Neumann U67 Shootout / Poll
View Poll Results: Which mic is the Neumann U67?
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Joly K47H capsule head for mk-012 vs. Neumann U67 Shootout / Poll

Here are two simultaneously recorded sound files of a female vocalist. One recorded with the new MJE K47H capsule head for the Oktava MK-012, the other recorded with a Neumann U 67. Can you identify the Neumann U 67?

The mics were placed end to end and positioned vertically. Both were run through Focusrite ISA One preamps.

So which is the U 67? Blue? Or Purple?

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Well this poll has been up for some time now, and alas it is time to post the reveal. As of this posting, there are 8 votes for purple and 6 votes for blue. I will post which mic is which further down this page. Obviously, now that the answer has been revealed, the poll becomes moot.

Scroll down to find out which mic is which.
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Something about the second clip (Purple) I like better, but they both sound good and who knows in the context of a mix..
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I also prefer Purple. Smoother highs to my ears.
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The second clip seems to have more room sound. Whatever mic that is, I'd either place her a little closer or dampen the room.

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The purple is the U67 to my ears. Higher quality capture, smoother character.
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the purple sounds less nasal. i prefer it here. the blue has a very subtle high frequency buzzing that is quite irritating.
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I agree the purple is picking up more room sound, or a much more detailed low-mid array and fullness. Is it possible that it is the u67 set to omni or fig8?

I've owned a vintage 67 and I own the K47H, but never compared them.

If the 67 is running cardioid, the purple sure is getting a lot more low mid information (a pleasant woofiness) than the blue, whichever is which.
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So which mic is which?

Purple is the U 67

Blue is the MJE K47h Capsule Head for the Oktava mk 012


As mentioned in the edit of the opening post of this thread, as of 2/26/13, there were 8 votes for the U-67 and 6 votes for the K47H.

Thanks to all who voted and participated in this thread.
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