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Joly K47H capsule head for mk-012 vs. Neumann U67 Shootout / Poll Condenser Microphones
View Poll Results: Which mic is the Neumann U67?
6 Votes - 33.33%
12 Votes - 66.67%
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Old 26th January 2013
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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?


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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Blue_Female_Vox.wav (1.39 MB, 892 views)

Purple_Female_Vox.wav (1.39 MB, 883 views)

Old 26th January 2013
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heyman's Avatar
Something about the second clip (Purple) I like better, but they both sound good and who knows in the context of a mix..
Old 26th January 2013
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I also prefer Purple. Smoother highs to my ears.
Old 26th January 2013
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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.

Old 26th January 2013
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The purple is the U67 to my ears. Higher quality capture, smoother character.
Old 26th January 2013
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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.
Old 2nd February 2013
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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.
Old 26th February 2013
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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.
Old 20th August 2014
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Just checking, I assume the Oktava itself was modified by Joly?
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