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Author Topic: Golden Age Premier GA-47  (Read 326 times)

Offline RuudNL

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Golden Age Premier GA-47
« on: June 11, 2018, 12:15:38 pm »
I found this picture of a Golden Age Premier GA-47 microphone.
Except from the (outside) looks, there isn't very much that reminds me of a U47...
Advertised as a 'top class' microphone, I have serious doubts about the construction.
IMHO it looks like a (bad) DIY microphone.
Very long wires from the capsule to the tube, all components are 'floating' in the air, only soldered to the base of the transformer it seems. As they say: 'this was done because point-to-point wiring sounds much better than a PCB'.
Personally I think it is just cheaper, without the expenses for a PCB.
I would never buy this microphone!  (+/- $1500)
« Last Edit: June 11, 2018, 12:17:52 pm by RuudNL »

Offline klaus

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Re: Golden Age Premier GA-47
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 02:57:37 pm »
With time, the marketplace usually determines the true value and staying power of any new microphone launched.

This mic will have to prove its value against the competition in its price class. Any shortcomings will be publicized by early users and spokespeople for the competition.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2018, 03:56:34 pm by klaus »
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