Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone The M 269 is a large-diaphragm, multipattern tube condenser microphone. It is a variation of the Neumann U-67, developed as a way to sell the U-67 to the German broadcast market. German broadcasters imposed requirements on the supply voltage of microphones. The EF86 tube in the U-67 did not meet these requirements. To satisfy broadcasters’ requirements, Neumann developed the M269 by making the following changes to the basic U-67 design: The EF86 was swapped for an AC701 (aka AC701k) triode vacuum tube. The “Omni” and “Figure 8” positions on the pattern selection switch below the headbasket are replaced by a remote-control feature labelled ‘F’; both positions (which function identically) allow the mic’s pickup pattern to be controlled remotely via the switch on the power supply. A side-effect of this feature is that the M269, unlike the U67, provides continuously-variable pattern selection. RF shielding was incorporated into the M269 plug.
I’ve got one coming from VK.first batch comes to LA. Time to compare to OG.
I respectfully disagree. I love my reissue. It is every bit as good, IMO. I prefer it on most sources to my vintage M269c. Get one in your studio and test it. Mine has mountains of low end.
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