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Mic Pre for Neumann Tube SM69
Old 28th January 2009
Gear Head
🎧 15 years
Mic Pre for Neumann Tube SM69

yet another mic pre question. does anyone have any positive mic pre recommendations for the SM69 - or for that matter any combinations to avoid?

application - acoustic steel and classical guitar, vocals, general stereo o/h.
Old 28th January 2009
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PlugHead's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Great mic.

With the FET model, I'm using Hardy M1's, or Buzz MA 2.2's. FWIW, it sounds very good through the Portico as well.

For the tube version, you might find the output is very hot. If you find it's too much without engaging pads, I'd suggest try going direct into your converters...

Let us know how it turns out!
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🎧 10 years
Just about anything you'd use with a U67 or M269 will work just fine with that mic. Really depends on the character you're going for.

I've been looking for a tube 69 for some time. Can never find a good one at a decent price when I have the money.
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gwailoh's Avatar
🎧 15 years
Any high quality pre will do very nicely.

Moving the mic by 1/4" will have far, far, far larger sonic impact than the choice of mic pre.
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