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Old 07-28-2017, 06:57 AM
Ty Ford Ty Ford is offline
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Originally Posted by alohachris View Post

Neumann makes very, very good mikes. They used to make great mic's, IMO.

When I compared a new U87ai with a 1972 U87, they were two completely different mic's (I've made this comparison many times). People familiar with the warmth & versatility of vintage U87's are the ones who probably are harsher on the U87ai that they should be. But I am one among them.

And comparing the KM184 to a 1980 KM-84? Try it out for yourselves, guys. SIZZLE!

Yes to your U 87 adventure and the headroom of the newer model was less than that of the original.

One man's sizzle is another man's bee sting in the ear.

Maybe a little context here. The KM184 was designed when analog tape machines roamed the earth. It was a way of imprinting more HF to tape, because analog tape has HF tape loss.

Even so, when I tried a KM184, the sizzle made everything sound pretty nasty. Having said that, if you have a particularly soft sounding source that you're trying to emphasize, the HF of, the KM184 will do that. Maybe you haven't changed your strings in a year.....OK.


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