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R/E/P => Klaus Heyne's Mic Lab => Topic started by: klaus on February 27, 2011, 12:41:13 am

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Post by: klaus on February 27, 2011, 12:41:13 am
Saw a video of the North Korean TV hit show "It's So Funny!" which is performed mainly for the infinite pleasure of "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il. I noticed a bevy of very fine, but not so North-Korean recording mics on stage.

My new avatar is a crop of the troupe's star performer (North Korea's Katy Perry) sharing her deeply-felt emotions for the Dear Leader through a... Telefunken U67.
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Post by: Dominick Costanzo on February 27, 2011, 07:55:43 am
U87 or U67?

It seems to have the battery meter slot on the rear of the casing but the connector / stand adaptor looks like the one from a U67.
Tuchel version maybe? Never saw one, Yank that I am.
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Post by: klaus on February 27, 2011, 02:40:39 pm
Thanks to your post and forensically enhanced close up, I am putting an additional bet on it being a Telefunken U67.

Clues:

1. the swivel mount, which houses the old Tuchel broadcast-type seven-pin connector

2. the dark spot on the rear of the mic's housing tube which I think is not the battery slot (few of them had it during the time U87 were delivered with Tuchels, and it was positioned lower on the mic), but more likely the embossed "Neumann" trademark which was found on all "Telefunken"-badged U67.

P.S.: I sent an email to Berlin to get a definitive answer, but Martin Schneider replied that they did never sell any mics directly to North Korea, as far as he is aware.
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Post by: Fletcher on March 02, 2011, 10:27:01 am
Both North Korea and Cuba have "front" companies in Canada that purchase and sell all kinds of things.  I'm sure they have them in other countries as well [and I won't go into details because these transactions are almost on the verge of a violation of US federal laws] but they do exist.

If the North Koreans wanted Neumann microphones all they had to do was buy them... slightly easier to move around than Uranium; they have the money and can get near anything they want [and sell near anything they want as well].

Peace.
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Post by: Rick Sutton on March 02, 2011, 08:52:02 pm
so, how do i go about getting my avatar on here?

And do i have to give the secret handshake everytime i post?



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Post by: klaus on March 02, 2011, 09:15:04 pm
Here is what I did:

I selected a jpg image, reduced it to exactly 80x80 pixels with image manipulating software, then went to my "forum profile", clicked on "upload avatar image", and uploaded the image.
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Post by: tekis on March 03, 2011, 10:35:49 am
I tried the same thing-reduced it to 80x80 pixels but I'm having no luck.  Help?
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Post by: klaus on March 03, 2011, 12:52:14 pm
Tekis and Rick,

The webmaster just responded:

"I know there was one problem that if the image was saved as CMYK color profile it had problems displaying and needs to be converted to RGB."
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Post by: Bubba--Kron on March 03, 2011, 10:07:26 pm
Do you have a link to the North Korean show? it looks interesting!

Thanks
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Post by: klaus on March 05, 2011, 02:45:24 am
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/ns_asia/2010-04-13/507031672204.html
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Post by: Dominick Costanzo on March 06, 2011, 07:36:10 am
Rooting through our storage space, I found a Neumann IC4 cable.
That certainly could be a U87 in that picture.
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Post by: jeffstuart on March 07, 2011, 05:42:34 am
That's what I use for my U87---I hate using the Neumann shock mounts...
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Post by: klaus on March 07, 2011, 02:45:58 pm
And the reason?
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Post by: jeffstuart on March 07, 2011, 07:09:56 pm
Hi Klaus---glad to be here... For vocal work they are fine, but trying to position them for other things where the angle is critical and the mic is not going to be entirely vertical (acoustic gtr., drums etc.) I find the spider mounts really frustrating. And much less importantly, I think the IC4 just looks cooler---much more integrated design-wise for me...
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Post by: moamps on March 14, 2011, 08:01:17 pm
Hi,
To me, the microphone in question looks identical to the old U87 in the picture below.

Regards,
Milan


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Post by: Barry Hufker on March 15, 2011, 01:07:08 am
For a woman singing into a Neumann mic I prefer Marlene in Paris.
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Post by: klaus on March 15, 2011, 02:50:49 am
Goes to show you, just as with gun factories, microphone manufacturers are equal opportunity providers!