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U47 Mic Holder / Shockmount - What's thisand why? Condenser Microphones
Old 9th March 2016
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U47 Mic Holder / Shockmount - What's thisand why?

I wonder why you see this - I call it - Mic Holder in nearly all those videos and photos where a U47 is shown..







I've got a schokmount with my Flea 47 an love it. Still wonder what this is and while this seems not to be shockmounted why they use it?
Old 9th March 2016
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It's a swivel mount. For eons, shock mounts were rarely used. All of the original large condenser mics came with stand mounts like that - M49, U67, C12, Elam 251 and of course as you see the U47. Shock mounts became fashionable much later, the exception being old ribbon mics.

The large RCA film stage ribbons had shock mounts that were made specifically to hold their mics, RCA KU3A, RCA KU2...
Old 9th March 2016
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Originally Posted by bushwick View Post
It's a swivel mount. For eons, shock mounts were rarely used. All of the original large condenser mics came with stand mounts like that - M49, U67, C12, Elam 251 and of course as you see the U47. Shock mounts became fashionable much later, the exception being old ribbon mics.

The large RCA film stage ribbons had shock mounts that were made specifically to hold their mics, RCA KU3A, RCA KU2...
thanks for the info!
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