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Crazy News: Neumann U67 reissue at Namm 2018 Condenser Microphones
Old 10th January 2018
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Crazy News: Neumann U67 reissue at Namm 2018

If you haven´t heard it before:
Neumann is going to present the reissue of its classic tube mic U67 at Namm 2018!

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If you haven´t heard it before:
I have heard it before... every year for the last 10!

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I have heard it before... every year for the last 10!

me too. but this time its happening.
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If you didn't photoshop that up and Neumann don't manage to screw it up, I know a few mics (>2) I'll be buying this year.
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A TLM67 with a tube perhaps? They could call it the M167
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A TLM67 with a tube perhaps? They could call it the M167
Literally "U 67" as per the attached document.
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With the amount of 67 clones being made and sold these days obviously they felt it a good move to get in on that market.

I look forward to hearing specifics and seeing it at NAMM. It'll be interesting to see how well it holds up (in sales, price and sound) against the better clones(!)

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I'm guessing it's going to be at least $7k...
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I'm guessing it's going to be at least $7k...
Hmmm, the new Bock U67 probably lists for $6K (and would normally sell for less). It's going to be a good mic. It might go up well against the Neumann - we really don't know what's going to be in their 're-issue'.

We live in interesting times...

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Literally "U 67" as per the attached document.
It's definitely piqued my interest regardless. Price-wise it may compete against the Wunder CM67 (even that's just a wild guess)

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holy cow
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this won't sound as good as a vintage U67 according to every vintage U67 owner!
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Curious. When Neumann ended their run of reissued U67 mics in the 90's, the reason given was that the original supply of the material needed for the laminations of the transformer was used up. The alloy involved was no longer available. Not wanting to put anything into the mic that wasn't faithful to the original, they ceased production.

LOVE to hear their explanation now.
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Curious. When Neumann ended their run of reissued U67 mics in the 90's, the reason given was that the original supply of the material needed for the laminations of the transformer was used up. The alloy involved was no longer available. Not wanting to put anything into the mic that wasn't faithful to the original, they ceased production.

LOVE to hear their explanation now.
Pretty sure that was before Sennheiser purchased them, wasn't it? It's just going to end up being the TLM-67 with a transformer and tube crammed in there (more than likely).
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Pretty sure that was before Sennheiser purchased them, wasn't it? It's just going to end up being the TLM-67 with a transformer and tube crammed in there (more than likely).
Echoing my sentiments re. TLM-67 blueprint. I can see this being priced just slightly higher than the U87Ai in that case.
Old 10th January 2018
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Pretty nerve wrecking because i bought 2 u67 last year hahha! But ofc my vintage ones sound waaaaay better right!? Right!!!!??

Seeing the u47fet not dropping in price after the reissue was launched is pretty reissuring though. And jokes aside, it is the greatest mic ever produced and as long as its almost the same as the vintage (aka sennheiser is aiming to do a true reissue) there is gonna be quite a few happy new mic owners.

And im quite sure you wouldn't trade a Gibson 59 with a 59 reissue...
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We do have a fine example of what it takes to make a Neumann TLM 67 a Neumann U67. I am sure Neumann will nail 97% of the sound and hope for more. I also hope they will settle on a price point that is closer to the mod + TLM 67 + body vs $5K - $6K as speculated.

I don't know how many of the "Max-mods" are out in the wild now but the thread has been going for a good while and many batches have sold out since the original post.

Introducing the fabolous TLM67/U87 to U67 mod
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Curious. When Neumann ended their run of reissued U67 mics in the 90's, the reason given was that the original supply of the material needed for the laminations of the transformer was used up. The alloy involved was no longer available. Not wanting to put anything into the mic that wasn't faithful to the original, they ceased production.

LOVE to hear their explanation now.

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Pretty sure that was before Sennheiser purchased them, wasn't it? It's just going to end up being the TLM-67 with a transformer and tube crammed in there (more than likely).

While we´re at wild guessing and speculating - maybe they just found new and steady supply for that alloy for the laminations.
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It does not seem to have that ugly George Neumann badge on it like the tlm 67.
Old 10th January 2018
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booyaa...
I know what my next mic will be
Old 10th January 2018
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I wonder what the price will be. Hopefully significantly below the vintage U67 prices.
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I wonder what the price will be. Hopefully significantly below the vintage U67 prices.
I don't think it will be taken seriously if its not priced around 6-8k.

A u47/67/49 was very expensive even when they where new.
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I don't think it will be taken seriously if its not priced around 6-8k.

A u47/67/49 was very expensive even when they where new.
Around 6k would be acceptable for me. Let's wait and see.
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this won't sound as good as a vintage U67 according to every vintage U67 owner!
...and a whole bunch of people who have never used either one
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What about a UM57 reissue instead?? It's a model that doesn't already have a million replicas on the market.
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Pretty sure that was before Sennheiser purchased them, wasn't it? It's just going to end up being the TLM-67 with a transformer and tube crammed in there (more than likely).
The reissue of the U47fet is EXACT.

So, no not at all.

The last reissue of it they did was as well.
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What about a UM57 reissue instead?? It's a model that doesn't already have a million replicas on the market.
The UM57 is not a Neumann Berlin microphone, so Neumann/Sennheiser has no business reissuing a mic that is not part of their own heritage.


But Microtech Gefell did reissue it some time ago, it was called the UM75:


Microtech Gefell UM 75 | RecordingHacks.com
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The UM57 is not a Neumann Berlin microphone, so Neumann/Sennheiser has no business reissuing a mic that is not part of their own heritage.


But Microtech Gefell did reissue it some time ago, it was called the UM75:


Microtech Gefell UM 75 | RecordingHacks.com
Another one that wouldn't be entirely outside the realm of possibility is the M269C
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Another one that wouldn't be entirely outside the realm of possibility is the M269C
Why, have you got the stash of AC701 tubes handy?
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Another one that wouldn't be entirely outside the realm of possibility is the M269C
Well, that would probably be the one of two microphones that would be exactly outside the realm of possibility, together with the U47.


There is no longer a supply of AC701k tubes for the M269c.
Which is the whole point of the M269c. It's a U67 with that tube in it.

There are plenty for the U67.
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