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Best tube for a Neumann UM57
Old 16th December 2010
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Best tube for a Neumann UM57

Yes, you heard me... what is the best tube to use in a Neumann Gefell UM57?

I have 2 mics and needs to chane both:-)

Thanks

Bluemusic
Old 16th December 2010
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Install a Telefunken EC92.

Mike
Old 16th December 2010
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I've heard stuff about siemens EC92...
Old 16th December 2010
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Quick history lesson:

Siemens and Telefunken were both part of the Phillips conglomerate, along with Mullard and Amperex and others. All of their tubes are well built and durable with slight differences in sound (in guitar preamp applications, for example, a Mullard will tend to an earlier, sweeter breakup vs an Amperex hi-fi kind of sound). Each family of tubes were built in different factories (coded on the side of the tube in a 3 symbol code). I think you'd be fine with tubes from any of them, what you can find and what you can afford being big parts of the equation-costs tend to be less with Siemens and more with Tele or Mullard.
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