Flea mic's..who's got..or used/one?
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20th September 2006
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Flea mic's..who's got..or used/one?

Whats the deal..
anyone..?
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I shared a booth with Flea at AES in Paris. The mic they have that I was really impressed with was there C12 copy, the Flea 12. I know C12s well, I worked on them for years this thing is identical at least the one I heard. I have been talking to them about importing them. I can get 8 with a NOS AKG c12 capsule, those are the shit. I want one to demonstrate my new LMNO pre and get some more to share with my friends.

Jonathan
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LMNO Pre.... thats ingenious!

Howzit sound?
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I shared a booth with Flea at AES in Paris. The mic they have that I was really impressed with was there C12 copy, the Flea 12. I know C12s well, I worked on them for years this thing is identical at least the one I heard. I have been talking to them about importing them. I can get 8 with a NOS AKG c12 capsule, those are the shit. I want one to demonstrate my new LMNO pre and get some more to share with my friends.

Jonathan

Jonathan... i think your the one who initially turned me onto the Fleas a couple months ago at the little Radio barbecue thingy downtown..

If you get some,please let me know....great way to hear your new pre

.. also very interested in hearing the 47 clone too

See you at AES..
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I can't comment on his own line of mics, but I bought my CMV-563 from him and it was the sh*t.

He's good people (Milos).

So, his line of mics aside, I had a good business experience with him
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Thanksthumbsup
..Aside from Jonathan.i still have yet to hear from a user locally or in the US for that matter..
the site has lots of european,etc reviews/ users.
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Got a link? I'm curious.
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Hello,

I'm french distributor for FLEA's microphone. I was one of the first company to distribute those products.
I still remember Jonathan really loved FLEA12 at AES in Paris...

If you want to have an idea of the sound of some microphones, here are some links :
- http://www.forum.audioaddict.fr/viewtopic.php?t=110
- http://www.forum.audioaddict.fr/viewtopic.php?t=23

It's a french speaking forum but you can download audio samples (wav - no MP3 here fuuck tutt). Do not hesitate to post your comment there in english... It's not scientific tests but it will give you an idea of each microphone's sound characteristic...
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21st September 2006
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i've been very curious about the flea mics for a long time

they sure are pretty!!


But i dont think you can really rent or buy them in North America, so nobody knows much about them really....
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21st September 2006
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looks interesting!
more info?
prices?
dealers?
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Hello,

I'm french distributor for FLEA's microphone. I was one of the first company to distribute those products.
I still remember Jonathan really loved FLEA12 at AES in Paris...

If you want to have an idea of the sound of some microphones, here are some links :
- http://www.forum.audioaddict.fr/viewtopic.php?t=110
- http://www.forum.audioaddict.fr/viewtopic.php?t=23

It's a french speaking forum but you can download audio samples (wav - no MP3 here fuuck tutt). Do not hesitate to post your comment there in english... It's not scientific tests but it will give you an idea of each microphone's sound characteristic...

Thanks Man..thumbsup thumbsup
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Any company that names their products Fester, Morticia & Lurch has got to be good.
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bottle mic's
Morticia, Fester, Lurch and "the Thing".
i am to poor for this!
thanks RoundBadge
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http://www.audioaddict.fr/product_detail.php?pid=16

So is the C-12 complete kit basically everything except the capsule, tube and transformers? Am I missing something here? For 1700 Euro, get the kit, buy some C-12 transformers from Oliver at Tab then a C12 capsule from Peluso, chuck a nice old tube in there and wire it yourself. That seems way cheaper than buying the C12 Flea with the Peluso capsule even considering maybe $300 for the transformers and a few hundered for the capsule. I might be into doing something like that since I can't afford a Wunder or the Flea 12. The Flea stuff looks really nice,especially since you could possibly use the new RED capsules with the Flea bottle mics.
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After seeing that Wunder is the USA dealer for Flea, it now makes sense where Wunder is probably getting all of their mic parts made. Hmmmmm.
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Hmmm... The prices are high, so the sound has to be perfect...

But they look very very nice...
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Wow ... that's a really old picture of Jules.



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23rd September 2006
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I have tested and used the FLEa mics. Awsome! I was at the AES Paris and saw Jonathan's interest in the Flea 12 increase by the days. He was not the only one! These mics are beautifully crafted and they sound superb.
I also had a chance to test the Flea 47, and that one is also a killer. Difficult to go back to something else once you have tried it on voices.
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In the meantime..
Well I got an insane deal on a perfect condition Wunder CM-7 a couple days ago..

my quest for another 47 type mic is a bit tempered for now..

...a pair of c-12's though
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27th September 2006
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to bad they do not respond to emails very well.
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to bad they do not respond to emails very well.

bro..try audioaddict.fr
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I think I e-mailed audioaddict without a response as well. At any rate, I am thinking about the Flea 12 complete kit and building it myself. Call me crazy.
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sorry to hear that ..but i have had good communication with chris there. maybe shoot him an pm?
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i have emailed them twice i plan to try once again.
maybe the third time will be a winner !!!!!
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Roundbadge, like you, a pair of C-12's would just about make my day. The wunders look super tempting but maybe i'll hold out for these Flea 12's. Let me know as well if they come through. Anyone know the ticket on these?
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Roundbadge, like you, a pair of C-12's would just about make my day. The wunders look super tempting but maybe i'll hold out for these Flea 12's. Let me know as well if they come through. Anyone know the ticket on these?
Well actually.. i have a REAL C-24 I can use anytime I want ..so no big hurry really on the C-12's

But still a spaced pair on drums is very,very special.
If the Wunder and the Flea were sonically in the same ballpark.. i'd mabye consider going with the american made version..shipping/less hassle getting repairs..parts shipped..etc..and as far as having any questions Mike [wunder ]is fairly easy to get hold of..I just spoke to hime yesterday..he loves to talk about gear.thumbsup

Either way, a pair of fleas or wunders are probably gonna be in the $10 -12 K range..

still ...way,waaay cheaper than finding some clean/up to spec originals.
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If the Wunder and the Flea were sonically in the same ballpark..
that would nice to know.

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going with the american made version..shipping/less hassle getting repairs..parts shipped..etc..and as far as having any questions Mike [wunder ]is fairly easy to get hold of..I just spoke to hime yesterday..he loves to talk about gear.thumbsup
i agree with going the american route, that would make the most since for me at least.

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he loves to talk about gear.thumbsup
i have chatted with him once and is was obvious he loved chat about gear.
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