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BIG test of U47 capsules and heads(also for Wunder CM7 and Telefunken clones) Condenser Microphones
Old 14th December 2010
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Originally Posted by Fletcher View Post
All due respect Aaron - I would have to question the condition of the "vintage" U-47 to get "blown out of the water" by an AK-47... and perhaps your experience was "session specific". What I mean by that is perhaps the singer just happened to couple with the AK-47 [I'm guessing it was a vocal session - I could be very wrong] better than that particular "vintage" U-47. It happens.

On the lack of "low end" you experienced - that issue has been addressed with the AK-47 mkII. While the company feels the low frequency detail has been improved with the latest iteration of that mic, it will never compare to the low frequency detail which can be found in a well maintained "vintage" U-47 or U-48 or one of the company's "historic recreation" editions.

Yep, I've had a SM57 "blow away" a U47 (a great one in fact) and an M49 more than once when cutting vocals in the studio. The human voice is a complex instrument.
Old 15th December 2010
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thanks a lot for the samples !!!
Old 22nd October 2014
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Hi Carloff!

I loved the idea about comparisons on the U47's capsules!
I only know the U47 with the original K47 and I would love to hear the other ones, but the download link is broken ...
May you send me the audio to my email or upload again?
Very nice idea!!! Thanks!
Old 24th September 2016
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Are the samples still available somewhere?
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