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Bubba#$%Kron

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Has anyone used the FLEA U47?
« on: February 10, 2011, 10:55:11 pm »

I finally want a "REALLY" good mic.   Are these gonna be worth the $4-5 thousand dollar price tag??

I want a CS-4, but the wait seems too long, I really want a telefunken- but cant afford that.  Is this my best solution for quality??

Is there a better solution for something with a Thierch M7

Thanks
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Re: Has anyone used the FLEA U47?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 03:06:05 am »

I would get the CS-4... even with the long wait.

Disclaimer:

I have owned and / or used stock U47's, Flea 47's, Blue modded 47s, Peluso 47's.

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Re: Has anyone used the FLEA U47?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2011, 03:20:21 am »

Thanks!!  Much appreciated!!
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Re: Has anyone used the FLEA U47?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 03:18:11 pm »

YOu ask a good question.

I am using the FLEA 47 and the FLEA 49. Both are very good mics and have 95% of the essential sound of the imitated models.

FLEA sent me a FLEA 47 with a UF12 tube and their own capsule. The combination is sounding outstanding and it is useable interchangeably with a real Neumann U47.

Both models that you ask about sound different from a C12 like mic. The CS-4 is certainly having a family sound. YOu may want that but if you want the 47 sound then FLEA is a good choice.

My FLEA 49 sounds the same as my real Neumann M49.

Delivery time was less than one month from FLEA. I ordered directly on their website where they have some specials now on the mics you are asking about.

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Re: Has anyone used the FLEA U47?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011, 03:11:53 am »

Thanks for the info fellas!!  But I realized all those mics are out of my price range.  My eyes are  bigger than my wallet.  I'm gonna get a Wunder CM7 GT, cant go wrong with that !!!  Anyone have anything bad to say about the Wunder CM7 GT??

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Re: Has anyone used the FLEA U47?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011, 08:19:32 am »

You should probably try to get a few different mics into your environment and give them all a "test drive".  Trying to make a decision on reputation alone is a fool's game at best and a disservice to the music at worst.

I'm not giving you suggestions on what [or what not] to purchase, just saying that what I've seen so far is a flawed methodology in the decision process.

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Re: Has anyone used the FLEA U47?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2011, 01:04:54 am »

Bubba#$%Kron wrote on Wed, 16 February 2011 03:11

Thanks for the info fellas!!  But I realized all those mics are out of my price range.  My eyes are  bigger than my wallet.  I'm gonna get a Wunder CM7 GT, cant go wrong with that !!!  Anyone have anything bad to say about the Wunder CM7 GT??

Cheers


Well I spent 6 months trying various high end mics and had a Wunder CM7GT here, and actually didn't care for it.  Bright and modern sounding but didn't have the U47 depth that I found in the Flea 47, which I ended up with.

You should try a bunch of them and train your ears to hear the differences, then decide what best suits your particular needs.

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Re: Has anyone used the FLEA U47?
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2011, 01:37:15 am »

Well I have a Wunder CM7 GT and I will tell you absolutely if you’re thinking of getting one make sure you try out several. I live in Austin where the mic is made so it’s a bit easier. The sound varied quite a bit I found and I didn’t much care for any of them with the KK47 capsule. You can request the capsule from the more expensive CM7 which I found far superior. Like everyone says you just have to try it for yourself...
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Re: Has anyone used the FLEA U47?
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2011, 10:55:00 am »

I ended getting a BeesNeez T1.  I'm really excited about it!!     Does anyone think I should put a Blue line Thiersh M7 capsule in there??  Or just leave it alone??

Thanks
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