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Author Topic: Can 2 U87s That Are Pretty Close Be Matched By A Mic Tech?  (Read 1894 times)

klaus

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Can 2 U87s That Are Pretty Close Be Matched By A Mic Tech?
« on: April 17, 2011, 09:53:00 pm »

Originally Posted By:James Lugo on Sat, 29 May 2010
I've had an '86 U87Ai and just acquired a '95 U87Ai. They sound pretty close, the '95 is a hair brighter and has a hair less low end. I ran them both through an A Designs 'Hammer', left the new one alone and boosted about 1.5db at 10k and cut 1db at 200Hz on the old one and ran them tip to tip on a few sources and they sounded almost identical.

Ultimately I want the newer one slightly darkened and maybe give it a slight low end boost. I do not want to touch the '86 if possible.
 
Can a tech match them? Is there someone in LA that does this?
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Re: Can 2 U87s That Are Pretty Close Be Matched By A Mic Tech?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011, 02:55:33 am »

I would try Dave Kulka at Studio Electronics.  I think he is pretty well-versed in this.

Good luck, Klaus.
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Re: Can 2 U87s That Are Pretty Close Be Matched By A Mic Tech?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2011, 03:22:38 am »

I had answered this question in the old forum.
Yes, these two mics can be matched by someone who builds or repairs capsules.
Whoever did the work would need both mics in order to match them.
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