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Old 23rd December 2021
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If they do an M49 I think it will probably be with a substitute tube. I guess we’ll see, but … I’ll bet five dollars Neumann will never issue a mic with a NOS tube let alone an AC701K.

I have been been saying this idea to Neumann people for years in public and private…do a new M49 circuit update (it already had several). Substitute a suitable tube (there were already two types used). Thus, sidestep many issues with redoing the U47, but give a nice showcase for the K49 capsule.

The U47…people have strong ideas about specific real world implementation. The M49 is more of a loose, evolving, platonic concept of mic system…less bound to a specific physical implementation.