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Buyer Beware_NOT a Neumann

PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:01 pm
by Chris H
Just for peoples info I thought I would give the heads up on this B/S! Its NOT a Neumann and has no Neumann parts......... :ar!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/162516976789?rmvSB=true

Re: Buyer Beware_NOT a Neumann

PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:55 pm
by Linear
well - i wouldn't buy this, particularly at that price.

it does however look to have some original neumann parts - the base and body of the microphone is, not sure about the grill.

the shockmount and inside mounting parts look original too, not the capsule nor electronics.

Re: Buyer Beware_NOT a Neumann

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:37 pm
by Paul Maybury
I think I see transistors in the circuit??

Re: Buyer Beware_NOT a Neumann

PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:49 pm
by rick
The blue story is long and complicated , the press release 30 years ago was they found 50 neumann mics in russia somewhere that had been in a flood or something and rebuilt them to be reliable , thus the original serial number .



the general assumption amongst the usual suspects is actually none of those mics or their parts ever saw the inside of the neumann factory including the badges .

but it launched blue and red and the rest of them into the world and blue started out with some of the greatest new microphones you could buy . couldn't say what about what i think about the newer ones , i have never tried them .

these old bullshit blue mics do the eBay circuits after the buyers find out that they don't have what they thought they have , but all reports that i believe and trust is they sound fine anyway .