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Highest fidelity - Josephson c725 vs Chandler REDD vs bock 251
Old 13th January 2019
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Highest fidelity - Josephson c725 vs Chandler REDD vs bock 251

I’m looking to purchase an uber high end VOCAL microphone. I’m torn between the Josephson C725, the Chandler REDD, And the Bock 507. (I mistakenly said 251 in the title) I’m Specifically looking for the highest fidelity mic with the most impressive circuitry and the most pleasing tonal quality bar none. My voice is male baritone. I will be recording a mixture of hip hop, r&b, and acoustic.
Anyone have experience with these three mics (doc mixwell)?

Last edited by 4142ssm; 13th January 2019 at 03:52 AM.. Reason: Mistake
Old 13th January 2019
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I’ve used all three. The only one I still own is the Chandler. They are all great mics and all three sound different from each other.

Either of these 3 will not disappoint.
Old 13th January 2019
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Originally Posted by 4142ssm View Post
I’m looking to purchase an uber high end VOCAL microphone. I’m torn between the Josephson C725, the Chandler REDD, And the Bock 507. (I mistakenly said 251 in the title) I’m Specifically looking for the highest fidelity mic with the most impressive circuitry and the most pleasing tonal quality bar none. My voice is male baritone. I will be recording a mixture of hip hop, r&b, and acoustic.
Anyone have experience with these three mics (doc mixwell)?
Since budget doesn't seems to be an issue (or not particularly), I'd test few candidates out and choose the one that firs YOUR vocals and tastes without any blabbering.

I'd suggest to test out the following:
- Manley Gold
- Manley Silver
- Tfunken 251
- josephson 725
- Chandler
- whatever cross your mind



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Old 1 week ago
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I own a Chandler Redd and a Neumann U67. Both were great for vocals. I am yet to try out a Josephson 725.
Recently I recorded a father and daughter duo. She sang and played acoustic guitar and he played mandolin.
VOCALS = Chandler Redd with pad switched in.
GUITAR = Shure SM 81
MANDOLIN = Beyerdynamic M 160 ribbon.
Old 1 week ago
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I've used the 507, own the REDD & have used the 716 (has same capsule as the 725). If Bock, I'd choose the 251 over the 507 though.
So, it all boils down to the REDD v. 725. Can't say good enough things about the REDD & I also about the 716. Therefore you're going to have to really compare them in your studio. These 2 are "closer" to each other than the 507.
Old 1 week ago
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no posts by the OP after the first one - figures. "Highest fidelity" and "most impressive circuitry" and "most pleasing tonal quality" do not necessarily coincide. I'd think highest fidelity means most accurate; I don't know how to decide if circuitry is "most impressive", and of course "most pleasing tonal quality" is completely subjective and source-dependent.
Any further clarification would be most pleasing.
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