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The Soundelux U195 is a cardioid FET condenser microphone with large diaphragm inspired by the legendary K67 capsule. The Soundelux U195 has been reissued by David Bock, the original Soundelux designer, and is an exact reissue of the Elux 195 as it was also known then. It features a unique tone control switch that offers either a flat frequency response with a high- end boost or a Fat mode providing a boost between 10Hz and 400Hz recreating the tone of vintage valve microphones. The mode works by affecting the negative feedback built into the circuit. The U195 also includes a non-capacitive pad which reduces the mic’s sensitivity by 10DB, and a Low Cut switch which cuts by 10dB at 20Hz. The electronics doesn’t include any surface mount components, using instead low ESR electrolytic capacitors, and a unique FET circuit. This results in impressively low noise and extended HF characteristics. The U195 also boasts impressive headroom avoiding the harshness of other FET microphones while a large output transformer ensures a coherent signal across the full audio spectrum. As a result this microphone is capable to deal with really large dynamics.

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Impressions of Gearslutz from a newbie

...TLM 49 is a close second. It makes everything sound like Barry White garggling wasps. 17. You should've gotten a Soundelux U195. God, it is so much better than any Neumann. 18. Or a Peluso 2247. 19. If it doesn't say Neve, it is crap. 20. If it doesn't say API, it is crap. 21. If it doesn't say...

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Pictures Of Mic'ed Up Drum Kits In The Studio

...from the snare won!) Front what i can tell in the Pics, Kick In - ATM25 Kick Out - Soundeluz U195 Snare - SM57 Snare2 - AKG 414 Snare Bottom - Shure SM81 T1 - Sen. 421 T2 - Sen. 421 Hat - SM81 OH - KSM32 Room (mono) - Coles 4038 Room (stereo) - Pair of Nuemann KM184's, XY "effect" mic over kick/next...

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Microphones With Noticeable Proximity & Silky Neumann Type Sound

The U195 has a wide cardioid pattern though (so does the P120 as you know), so a good sounding room is even more helpful than usual. Relatively speaking, my Oktava 219 and 319, are more forgiving. Like the Neumann, the Bock U195 has a German made capsule, and IMHO it is every bit as...

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