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Old 18th October 2019
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Originally Posted by Renaud Charlier View Post
This microphone is obviously a copy of a famous model that is still (again) in production and easily available. We all know chinese rip-offs, but this is coming from the U.S. Isn't this design stealing
UST is hardly the first modern manufacturer to offer a U47 FET clone. Bock, Wunder, Lawson, Horch, Advanced Audio, and even Warm Audio all have their own takes. As mentioned above, the patent is expired, and the components aren't identical to the official reissue. Doesn't seem unethical to me.