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Soundelux - anyone know why...

the U95S is discontinued?



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Can't get the tube.
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Evolution... it was replaced by the E-47
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...'and' the tube!

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Evolution... it was replaced by the E-47
Fletcher, are you saying the 95s and e47 are equivalent? Similar? Close? In the ballpark? Enough already?

Let me ask a more direct question: what's the sonic difference between the 95s and e47?

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Can't get the tube.
I'd have to diasgree. Svetlana makes a nice EF86. I believe Blue uses it in the Bottle. Good mic amp tubes are actually starting to become more readily available.
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I just did a vocal track with a U95S and it was great. Please don't tell me I'm not going to be able to get a new tube if I ever need it!
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Don't worry...

EF86 (aka 6267) is in top-ten of the widest used audio tubes.

It is The single most used small-signal audio pentode.

There's little chance it'll ever go out of production, so don't worry...

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EF86 (aka 6267) is in top-ten of the widest used audio tubes.

It is The single most used small-signal audio pentode.

There's little chance it'll ever go out of production, so don't worry...

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Well, that's good! I was just going by what David Bock told me a 'while' back. I really like my U95S.

Often after finishing a record I listen to the final product and find myself grabbing a track sheet asking, "Now, which mic did I use on *this* vocal?" Sure enough it's the U95S.
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I'll second both those sentiments. I'm relieved to hear that I'll be able to use the U95S for years to come because it is a great vocal mic of choice for many voices.
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Originally posted by Benjy King
Can't get the tube.
The EF86 is in no short supply, but the early soundelux mics used the 6072, which is getting scarcer and scarcer, quality versions at least. I think manley stopped using them in their mic pre's for the same reason.
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The U95S has always used the EF86.

After reading this thread I did a little research as well and the tubes are plentiful as stated by several people here.

But we still don't know why they discontinued the mic.
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What I meant to say was that the U95 used the 6072 and was re-designed as the U95S to incorporate the EF86. I thought Benjy might be referring to that. As to the U95S I don't know..
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As I said, with some research I found that the U95S has always used the EF86.
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As I said, with some research I found that the U95S has always used the EF86.
Right. But Beckertronix is talking about the U95 tube mic, which came before the U95s and is also discontinued. They are two separate mics.

I only found out about this by some fluke.

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Oops, missed that. Thanks Mike.
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Electro Harmonix is manufacturing a 6072 that is supposed to be really great in mics. Has anyone tried one of those? I have a C28 that I might try one out in.
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The U95 and the U95s are completely different beasts... it's a shame there name is similar...Fletcher would have more info on this...

I have the the U95s

Speaking of which...I only got one tube with mine (the one that's inside) but in this review I read it says it came with two tubes...is that true?
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The U-95S was the next generation of U-95. The original U-95 had a Chinese capsule and different electronics. The U-95S had a capsule made by B.L.U.E. and an appropriate amplifier for the different capsule.

The E-47 has a capsule made in Europe, but not by B.L.U.E... but it still grew from the U-95S... with a cosmetic that was kind of similiar to an old favorite, the new model number appeared [there are actual reasons for the change in cosmetic... as the acoustic signature of the grill assembly is a big part of the tone of the microphone]... but the E-47 was originally conceived as an evolutionary progression of the tool.

In many ways I like it better than the U-95S, in other ways, I don't. They're both very cool tools... but the fact of the matter is that the E-47 has replaced the U-95S in the Soundelux line of products... and that's that.
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Fletcher it seems to me I read a post from you where you said you had a pair of U95Ss and liked them for drums.

Or have I just demonstrated that my memory ain't what it used to be ?
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I've never had my U95s make it to tape for vocals yet. My U195 see's alot more use. What are you guys using for mic pre's? Anything else it works great on? I think the only thing else I've used it for was background vocals which it was OK on, and sax, and I tend to really like either my Lawson L47mp on sax, or an RCA 44 or 77.
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Fletcher it seems to me I read a post from you where you said you had a pair of U95Ss and liked them for drums.

Or have I just demonstrated that my memory ain't what it used to be ?
Yeah, I've used them for drums [specifically close mic'ed toms, and occassionally overheads] and they've worked very nicely.

As always, YMMV
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I've never had my U95s make it to tape for vocals yet
I have a U95S, and it ither rocks or is definately the wrong choice for a vocal.. I kinda like that has never been a lukewarm type thing

I have also used it as a mono room mic, and boy did I like that...
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