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Author Topic: New Neumann U87 Capsules: Finally A Turn-Around in Quality?  (Read 15431 times)

Offline klaus

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Re: New Neumann U87 Capsules: Finally A Turn-Around in Quality?
« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2017, 11:18:30 am »
For the answer please read my opening post #1, and update, #23.
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Re: New Neumann U87 Capsules: Finally A Turn-Around in Quality?
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2018, 04:43:15 am »
Thank you for such invaluable info. Is the capsule in the new U67 reissue the K870/K67? (as far as I know, there is no new capsule available as spare on the Sennheiser site).
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Re: New Neumann U87 Capsules: Finally A Turn-Around in Quality?
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2018, 01:29:20 pm »
Yes, it is. And this mic's response, as that of the U87Ai, therefore is largely affected by the individual response of the actual capsule installed.
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Re: New Neumann U87 Capsules: Finally A Turn-Around in Quality?
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2018, 03:26:24 am »
Yes, it is. And this mic's response, as that of the U87Ai, therefore is largely affected by the individual response of the actual capsule installed.

Thank you. Then my hope is the new batches of capsules of a $7K mic should be better in terms of consistency. I really don't know if I should buy a new K870 for my 1961 U67, wait a little more, or try a vintage second hand and cross fingers (even though, at this point, all choices seems a cross-fingers-matter to me!).

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Re: New Neumann U87 Capsules: Finally A Turn-Around in Quality?
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2018, 02:00:31 pm »
I sympathize with your predicament, and am afraid the news is not good for you and anyone who hopes that the same capsule installed in the $7k U67 will be better or different than when it's installed in the $3.5k U87Ai.

If my complete tear down and analysis of the U67 reissue (article currently in progress and posted soon) is any indication, the ills that plague the K67/870 capsule have not been cured: high diaphragm tension on still too many of them.

Though there is a way to reduce the tension and, for a balanced response, bring it into a range of past generations, it is laborious and expensive.

« Last Edit: June 29, 2018, 12:50:14 pm by klaus »
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Re: New Neumann U87 Capsules: Finally A Turn-Around in Quality?
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2018, 08:23:45 am »
In any case I'm glad to be here to face the facts (in spite of these disappoint my expectations). Education first. Thank you Mr. Heyne.
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