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Neumann K67 in Peluso P-67? Did you try?
Old 4th March 2014
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E Artsy Moods's Avatar
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Neumann K67 in Peluso P-67? Did you try?

I did some vocals with my P-67 and so far it's excellent.
When I took it the studio, first reaction before connecting it was "hummm... that body is not that impressive".
Power on: "WOw sounds really great!"
That's from a friend working on daily basis wiht various great mics including neumann U67 and other c800 etc.

My point is, it's a great mic.
But we both feel it has its own caracter/vibe, that we both liked very much and feel professionnal, but there's not the neumann's vibe in the mids to our ears. Like maybe missing a little resonnance thing somewhere maybe?
I don't know.
It's in the ballpark but something is different.
Good or bad isn't to debate here.

So I'm happy with it and surely will continue to use it stock, but I would like to know if someone did try to swap the peluso capsule for a Neumann's one?

And if not within this P67, maybe someone did swap the capsule for a neumann in an other type of peluso?

What was the result?

Don't get me wrong, peluso's capsules are tops with a good vibe, but just feel a bit different.

Maybe it's a tuning thing?
Maybe Peluso's ones are too cleanly tuned and take out this resonnant peak in the mids?
Maybe in an old neumann this pic (maybe in 8 kHz?) is really louder and get more tamed in the particular distortion created by the U67 circuitry, so we get those smoky smooth mids??

I'm really curious about this issue, as I believe John Peluso worked hard to make this one a really great clone of the U67.

(I would like to keep this thread about the capsule swapping and not the other parts of the mic, appart maybe tube swapping test)

Thanks for sharing your experiments.
Old 5th March 2014
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That's like putting a Porsche engine in a Yugo.
Old 5th March 2014
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🎧 10 years
Car analogy are hype those days at gearsluts...

Did you try Peluso's mic and look at the inside?
I have much respect for you, but maybe this upgrade is worthy and not as extrem as your car comparison?

Did anyone actually did compared Peluso's capsules to Neumann's ones?
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