I have always wondered how their mics sound compared to more expensive clones. Big Bock fan here, love the iFET too. On vocals, I may find myself adding just a tiny bit of EQ on the upper end. There's nothing else like it in my mic locker. >>Clones are a crock. Unfortunately the Kel stuff is now discontinued; he's gone on to focus on his more upscale brand, Vertical Microphones. I should also clarify, that it wasn't that I preferred the glass tube per se, just that I liked a certain quality as an option. It … The HM-7U, while a great mic, is based on the u47, not the u87, and is a very different flavour. I still like my Bock 47 with the power supply mod he did. It’s too bright for that mic amp system. that got me interested. There are many U47 "clones" (using the word loosely) that are very nice mics, but if you want something that does exactly what the original does, it's a different matter. Rhetorical Question: Why set all three mics up at the same time if your not going to play the same phrase from each mic. 2. I did compare to real 47 I had on loan but alas not as a shoot out. If I only had one word to describe this mic, I would say that it is the most supremely, deliciously, absolutely perfectly balanced mic I've ever heard... RMS47 (Haufe BV8 Transformer + VF14ER Tube + you can ask for any M7 or K49, original or clone capsule). Also, there are serious attempts and budget attempts. Hey there! Took it a step away from the emphasis on warmth. It's a shame, cause the Kel stuff was really great given how affordable the mics were. I had a Wunder CM7 years ago that was pretty good next to vintage 47's.a slight bit less bloom in the low mids than vintage but plenty of good recordings were made with it and in the mix nobody ever gave a sh*t. Well, my point is that I am unable to pass a blindtest comparing the two microphones. You get what you pay for (actually you get less, considering the sad resale value of any of these "clones"). This will be my second one, I Love that mic. Also, I am told Stem has done a great job. I wouldn't turn down a vintage 47 if someone gave it to me as a gift, but I have stopped thinking about it totally since acquiring the FLEA. To be perfectly honest, it’s clear to see why everyone is raving about the Stellar X2 microphone as the best U87 clone. It is the logical response. From what I remember, it had a upper mid clarity that was appealing, without being harsh above that. Regardless, the mighty TM-47 is my new go-to vocal mic. I have a FLEA and it's great. A $299 Neumann U47 clone? The difference in price may be 20 % quality and 80 % status... One person's small difference, is another's deal breaker. What mic works best in a given situation is unrelated to what mic is a more accurate reproduction of a vintage mic. The vintage original U47 amplifier circuit for DiY, invented in 1947, was the first switchable pattern condenser microphone. The OP was "Best U47 clone?" Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is. Quote: Originally Posted by Doc Mixwell If I had high dollar money for top tier microphone, in the vein of a U47. Not that a non original might be preferred by a given person in a given context. Already have an account? And in my experience, status and vanity factor into it as well. In your face. My Studio. turns out this was it. It sounds great! I had the grosser 47 with his glass tube vf14 replacement,the solid state replacement and original vf14 metal can. I wasn't doubting the sound, I was referring to where you said ' If I only had. This is awesome!!! Click here to login, The ability to reply to and create new discussions, Access to members-only giveaways & competitions, Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As, Access to members-only sub forum discussions, Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio, Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free. Golden Age Premiere 47? He ended up preferring my TM1 and they used it for the whole album. Sold it only cause I also have a c12vr I preferred. This thing sounds phenomenal considering it’s price tag. In one on line comparison, I preferred Andreas Grosser's glass tube replacement for a VF14 to the original, in certain ways. Id buy a Microtech Gefell CMV563/M7S right now. I loaned my Peluso 2247LE and my Pearlman TM1 to a friend who was recording an album with Eddy Kramer. When a manufacturer wades in and makes some strong claims, fleshing out those claims isn’t a personal thing. That will depend on what the mixes sound like.