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DPA 4006 vs Schoeps MK2 - samples Condenser Microphones
Old 2 weeks ago
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Hi Plush,

Yes, the Rens mods to the DPA 4006a seems very appealing indeed. I have been reluctant so far to try it myself, because I could not find any pre/after sound files... I would very much like to hear the difference it makes before having them modded. There is probably no way to go back to the oriiginal state, I guess...

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Old 2 weeks ago
  #242
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I wouldn't call the U89 sparkle-y, in fact just the opposite...but that is it's charm and strong-suit, and why I like it !
Yes, I too, really like the Neumann U-89. My favorite Neumann mic.

As far as my language in my former post, I am referring to the classic Neumann sound found in so many of their mics. Certainly the U-89 is the exception with its ruler flat, natural sound.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Something beautiful happens with the 40mm APEs, I totally agree and also like to use them a lot. The 50mm APEs, however, just don't work well for me, even though it is not such a big difference in size. Did you choose the smaller ones after auditioning both?

Best,
Dirk
Some Beethoven (brass players were using historical instruments), recorded with the 50mm APEs (4006TL Decca Tree). Outriggers were the compact version (DPA 4052) without spheres.

The tree was flying above the orchestra, not in front!

Best regards, Dirk (another one )
Old 2 weeks ago
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Hi Plush,

Yes, the Rens mods to the DPA 4006a seems very appealing indeed. I have been reluctant so far to try it myself, because I could not find any pre/after sound files... I would very much like to hear the difference it makes before having them modded. There is probably no way to go back to the oriiginal state, I guess...
Hello Lucas,

I give the Rens mod my highest recommendation. The mod gives you noticeable better bass which now has detail and more definition than the stock units. The real beauty part is that the treble is now very appealing after the mod. It is very extended and has a high "pleasant-ness quotient." Gone are spiky stabs of high end.

I have already qualified the mod for you.

The work Rens does makes the mic not just different but in ALL ways a better microphone.

Rens installs his own circuit board with his own electronics. If you don't like the mod, he could just re-install the original DPA (B&K) circuit board.
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Rens installs his own circuit board with his own electronics. If you don't like the mod, he could just re-install the original DPA (B&K) circuit board.
Hello Plush
Is this a replacement 48v phantom board with standard XLR you are referring to, or a 60v separate power 4 pin board and connector.
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Hello David,

My experience is with the 60 volt circuit board. I have not heard the Rens 48 volt mod.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Hello Lucas,

I give the Rens mod my highest recommendation. The mod gives you noticeable better bass which now has detail and more definition than the stock units. The real beauty part is that the treble is now very appealing after the mod. It is very extended and has a high "pleasant-ness quotient." Gone are spiky stabs of high end.

I have already qualified the mod for you.

The work Rens does makes the mic not just different but in ALL ways a better microphone.

Rens installs his own circuit board with his own electronics. If you don't like the mod, he could just re-install the original DPA (B&K) circuit board.
Thanks Plush,

I think I just must take the jump then!
Old 2 weeks ago
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Yes, I too, really like the Neumann U-89. My favorite Neumann mic.

As far as my language in my former post, I am referring to the classic Neumann sound found in so many of their mics. Certainly the U-89 is the exception with its ruler flat, natural sound.
i do not have experience with u89, but I could achieve a specially pleasant sound from violin with tlm170 that i would not have scored with my 4006 e.g.

in my last sessions, I combined the tlm170s with gefell m221. a very tasty combination.
Old 2 weeks ago
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i do not have experience with u89, but I could achieve a specially pleasant sound from violin with tlm170 that i would not have scored with my 4006 e.g.

in my last sessions, I combined the tlm170s with gefell m221. a very tasty combination.
U89 and TLM170 = pretty much joined at the hip, if you check these 3 comments:
All Aspects of Neumann Products - Splitting hairs between the U89,TLM 170 and TLM193
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