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Main Pair: Josephson C617SET vs. KMA 133
Old 4 weeks ago
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Main Pair: Josephson C617SET vs. KMA 133

I have a pair of gorgeous sounding Josephson C617SETs that I feed a QES Labs SMP-2 Tube Mic preamp. An incredible sound....but there is always that grass-is-greener question.

The Neumann KM A body with the KK133 capsule has me very intrigued.

Has anyone compared these two microphone configurations in a main pair scenario?
Old 4 weeks ago
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I tried out a pair of the Josephson 617s for a short period but found them too similar to my DPA 4006s to add them to my locker - I would put them in the more transparent camp, super clean, no color. I do use my km183 pair all the time and love them due to that certain Neumann sound - a definite color and character.

However, my personal comments are of little value and the reason I am writing is to point you to some actual samples provided by our friend, didier brest, of the kk 133, and some discussion of those mics:
kk133 vs mk2
Old 4 weeks ago
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Neumann KM131 vs. Josephson C617
interested in Neumann KM133D vs Josephson C617 stereo pair comparison
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