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Old 20th January 2020
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Originally Posted by Dohreetoh View Post
Not all Chinese capsules are made equal. 3U Audio, Maiku, and 797 Audio are companies that make pretty good capsules. Not every capsule made in China is one of those 32mm K67 capsules with the huge 10 dB peak.
Well, some makers aim to change the frequency response of a k67-esque capsule to be flatter so that they can be used in circuits that don’t correct for the rise.

I am now reminded of reading some mic maker writing about that, and I think they described it as better. Maybe that is what you are referring to. I think that perspective is definitely a matter of context, and kind of a “hot take”.

But in the context of a real k67, the rise is basically part of a pre emphasis routine that ultimately leads to lower noise floor.