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neumann m269- how come ive never heard of it
Old 21st January 2007
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neumann m269- how come ive never heard of it

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been hearing about mics that i would never have heard of otherwise like the neumann m269. Did some research on it and they describe it as a 67 with an airier top. Has anyone used it. how come no one really talks about. Is it in anyway similar to the u87ai?
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Old 21st January 2007
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It is basically a "better" version of the U67 which is a tube mike.
The German Rundfunk had some technical complaints about the 67 .
Neumann made this updated version called m269.
I A/B d them years ago and found them to be very similar to my ears.
Capsule is the same as in the U87 which is the next generation non tube version.
The newer U87Ai is transformerless which makes an audible difference.
I personally like the tube versions better but having said that: If you compare an old U87 with a U67 using a V76 tube preamp the difference is not that big anymore...

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Old 22nd January 2007
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i dont know why so many people hate on the u87. I think it is one of the best mics that are being produced today. The fast atack and punchiness of it cannot be found any other mic i dont think.
just found out about the m269 a little over my budget i think.
One more thing id like to know is if i contacted neumann usa could i get get a u87 body. i want to put an innertube mod in it. Or is there any other place i could get one from

Its really buggin me
Old 22nd January 2007
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dont know why so many people hate on the u87. I think it is one of the best mics that are being produced today.
I like the U87Ai too....I just prefer the older version......matter of taste..Nothing wrong with the U87Ai ....apart from the price maybe....




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Old 22nd January 2007
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i do hip-hop mainly and i think its oneof the best mics in the genre- its got this already compressed sound, punch and grit that just kills for rappers. yea the price is a bit of a bitch i wont lie.
if anyone has any idead whre i can get just the body from. please let me know

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Old 22nd January 2007
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The 269 is purely a numerical change to the 67 and was made specifically for the broadcast industry.

Great mics in general.

Jim
Old 22nd January 2007
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Originally Posted by Jim vanBergen View Post
The 269 is purely a numerical change to the 67 and was made specifically for the broadcast industry.

Great mics in general.

Jim
Not exactly...the 269 uses an AC701 tube (also found in the M49) while the U67 uses an EF86. I think M269s sound better than U67s, although they are usually more expensive.

Rick
Old 22nd January 2007
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Thanks for correcting me!

So...same basic design, yet IMPROVED.
Old 22nd January 2007
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The M269 is our second choice for trumpet on scoring sessions (after RCA44bx).
It is a very good mic.
The difference from the U67 is due to european broadcast standards, as they standardized on the same tube. This simplified the powersupply situation amongst other things.

While they have many things in common with the u87ai they have different uses here.
Old 22nd January 2007
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The AC701 needs to be soldered in to the mic, while the EF86 is socket based. Its also much more expensive at this point then the EF86. So the U67 is quite a bit more convenient when its time for a new tube. Neither one sounds better or worse, as they're both incredible mics, with the 269 having a bit more open top end. I'd choose the U67 if given the choice (and I did).
Old 22nd January 2007
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In addition the M269 is variable pattern by use of the N52 PSU....The other difference is in output and of course freq response VS the U67. Love my 269, ever get a chance..dont pass one up.
You'll save money in the long run as it gives back such wonderful tracks that need very little eq. I'm shocked at how much I prefer it over a mint KM254 on acoustic gtr. for the last project I've just finished.
Stephen Paul once told me the 269 is George Massenburg's go to mic for Linda Ronstadts vocals but the diaphram in his has the .9 micron diaphram.

Best of luck..
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