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What REALLY gives a U47 (and others) that MAGIC?
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Originally Posted by vincentvangogo ➡️
I've wondered about this and many other designs that remain unsurpassed despite time and subsequent technological advances. My conclusion is that the designers relied both on knowledge and their gut instinct/what felt right.

Part of the response lies on history. Brilliant engineers (geniuses acording to our current standards), people with the highest qualifiquation who were conquering the world years after involved into military design, were recycled -forced by circumstances- into audio engineers or any other engineering permited by the Allies. It's easy to understand that a rocket engineer could see a microphone as childish entertaiment.
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Clones can't be like the original (mic's, pre's, limiters, etc) because the materials used to build them doesn't exist today. The materials are different.
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Originally Posted by vernier ➡️
Clones can't be like the original (mic's, pre's, limiters, etc) because the materials used to build them doesn't exist today. The materials are different.
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Good point V. To make a VF14 today, for example, will be imposible -for the reason you mention- and 'cos some of its components are considered dangerous to health according to current laws which regulate these things. Some of their components are considered poisonous today.
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Originally Posted by vintagelove ➡️
1) Capsule - The "engine" of the mic. Slightly off topic but I had a reskin capsule, thought it sounded ok...... until I put a stock neumann. Get genuine capsules whenever you can.

2) Transformer

3) Tube
+Body resonance.

DONE
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