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Old 30th November 2020 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by shoepedals ➡️
It would be interesting if they also manage to get someone to faithfully reproduce VF14s. Would be nice for the guys using vintage U47s also and praying their tube stock holds out.
Certainly would! Klaus Heyne estimated it would cost $500k for a manufacturer to tool up for VF14 production. Seems like a risky proposition even for a company like Neumann. If they sold new U47s for $10k like Telefunken does and made a 50% margin, that would take 1,000 mics to break even. At that price point, I bet it would take a few years to be hitting that kind of volume. Perhaps they could sell the tubes on their own to supplement. I believe they’ll do it right if they’re going to do it and it certainly could make sense if they have a long term vision.