Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone
The Neumann U 67 is a multipattern large-diaphragm condenser microphone with a tube-and-transformer topology. It was introduced by Neumann in 1960 with the intention of replacing the U 47 in Neumann’s product line.
U 67, disassembledThe new microphone, originally christened the U 60 for the year of its development, brought numerous innovations to market.
The K67 capsule, which since 1960 has become the most common and most copied condenser capsule in the world, was designed to avoid the challenges and costs of tuning the K47 so that both diaphragms produce identical frequency responses. Unlike the K47, the K67 utilizes a two-piece backplate, allowing the diaphragms to be tuned individually and then matched for equivalent response.
A -10dB pad was incorporated, in response to the trend of placing microphones closer to sources.
Just got back my U67 RI from Klaus and.... WOW! What a difference. I had originally quite liked this mic, frankly, but it's a totally different game now, with a surprisingly different frequency response. I'd read all the commentary written on the reissue, especially by him, but it didn't bother me and I wasn't looking...
Just stumbled onto this thread and found the comparison to our Camden 500 to the Neumann V402 in terms of transparency to be an interesting thing. So I tried to get the specs from the Neumann. I can't see THD nor EIN published numbers from Neumann which is strange given they are Neumann. They also...
This! Our experiences are the same.
This review is for the vintage Neumann U67, i haven't tried the newer version.
I have to say that this is a moment I will never forget,
The clarity and depth in this microphone blew me away.
I’ve heard other folks say how incredible this experience is and I’ve heard classic recordings with...