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new xformer for my u99? make a difference? Condenser Microphones
Old 5th September 2007
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new xformer for my u99? make a difference?

i have had a u99 since they came out, it is my only tube ldc, and don't have any means of getting something else. so forget the GS standard response of get so and so...
last year i replaced the tube with a N.O.S. genalex gold lion from the late 50's and it blew my mind... the abrasive top end became beautiful and the low end lush. would changing the transformer to one of the new AMI tab funkenwerk ones make another big step up in the sound of my mic?
Old 5th September 2007
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anytime you change the transformer in a mic the sound of the mic changes. Sometimes imperceptably, but usually some parameter changes. AMI does make excellent parts for the job, but you've already made the most important change, just make sure you keep some spare NOS EF86's around.
David Bock
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