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    Default Wunder Audio CM7

    Has anyone tried one of these mics???

    here is some info that was e-mailed to me


    One of the factors that limits production is that the M7 Back plates are
    Hand machined in Switzerland and only the ones that spec out the very best
    after we get them back in Texas will go out to Germany to be Skinned by
    Siegfried Thiersch, ex-Neumann Berlin capsule expert. When he left Neumann
    in 1993 he retained all the M7 skinning jigs. Siegfried will have the
    capsules for a long period of time applying diaphragms and testing.

    The PEQ1's and Pafours are the "Bread and Butter" of Wunder Audio. I really
    made the mics for my music, but because I tooled up for it, I can make some
    for other people. So that being said, I am really not driving mic sales as a
    company would. I spoke to the President of Neumann and if they had released
    a mic exactly like this, they would have to get $15K per mic to make it
    profitable.

    Over a 7 year period (1996-2003) I bought and sold over 150 original U47's
    as Misty Hill Audio and kept the 8 best U47's for my studio mic closet. In
    September 2003 I completed the 1st CM7, this CM7 was in a shootout with my
    best original U47. All the originals since left the mic closet and now
    remain locked in a safe.

    Most of the CM7's have gone to Legendary Clients which include Paul
    McCartney used it for all vocals, Drum kit mic and keys which will be
    featured on his next CD produced by Davis Kahne (The CM7 replaced his
    original Abby Road U47 which says it all). Paul got on earlier this year and
    just bought a 2nd one as well! David Kahne has one which he is using to
    record Kelly Clarkson. Nora Jones, Joe Chiccarelli, Martina McBride, Peter
    Gabriel purchased 2 x CM7 as well as 16x PEQ1, The Strokes, Jim Wirt -
    Hoobastank, Pierre Marchand has 2 Wunder mics and records Sarah McLachlan,
    Paul Kennerly, Mike Elizondo - 50 Cent, Fiona Apple, Travis Wyrick - POD.

    The CM7 is the ONLY U47 clone that offers the larger Transformer found in
    the very sought after early serial numbered long-body U47’s. There were
    approx 6000 U47’s made but only the 1st 1000 (1949-1952) had the larger BV8
    transformer. This large version had 25% more windings for a bigger sound!
    The CM7 transformer's larger size and high nickel content achieves better
    low end rolling off at 20 Hz, identical to the original U47 design, instead
    of 40 Hz. The smaller 40 Hz transformer that was used in later versions of
    the U47 was made with the 40 Hz roll-off as a requirement for the IRT
    (German Broadcasting Network). In modern day recording this capability to
    capture the low end frequencies is essential.

    To simplify things we now offer a complete “large transformer” package which
    has our best capsule, the M7. The CM7 package with the larger BV8
    transformer and M7 capsule which is skinned by Siegfried Thiersch. Also
    included is the PSU (switchable 115V-230V), cables, our new Oak case with
    the black suede interior and a Historic U47 shock Mount.

    We have several systems in stock. The lead time is only a few of days as we
    run text before any mice leaves our mic lab.

    The best thing is for us to just send you the mic and try it for yourself. I
    never really put much weight in mic reviews. I really need to sing through
    the mic with my own voice.

    Take care

    Mike Castoro
    Wunder Audio
    512-338-6777

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    we run text before any mice leaves our mic lab.

    Mike Castoro
    Wunder Audio
    Must be computerized mice.
    Lynn Fuston
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    Making beautiful music SEEM easy since 1979.

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    Must be computerized mice.
    LOL. You're such a stickler for selling Lynn!
    - Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by garbarek View Post
    LOL. You're such a stickler for selling Lynn!
    I must admit, selling is impotent to me. Particularly when it can change demeaning so mush.

    ;-)

    Obviously, those were typos. It does surprise me that so many people send messages or posts, even professional correspondence, without proofreading for obvious mistakes.

    My biggest problem, and biggest motivator, is that my brain gets ahead of my fingers and I tend leave out words make meaning clear. So I have to double check and make sure what I'm posting makes sense before I hit send.
    Lynn Fuston
    3D Audio

    Making beautiful music SEEM easy since 1979.

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    I must remember to run a spell check before any blog leaves my studio.

    Perhaps this shows an attention to mics, rather than spelling.

    I assume the word is "tests"?

    I wunder how they got their name?

    Having said all that, it sounds like a great mic and I hope you let people on this board try it even though we check for spelling.

    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
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    run text before any mice leaves our mic lab.
    Last edited by AB; 08-24-2006 at 07:41 PM.
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    My two cents...if I had that kind of money to spend on a mic, I would give serious consideration to buying an original U47 and then have someone like Klaus work on it.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricknroll View Post
    My two cents...if I had that kind of money to spend on a mic,
    What kind of money are we talking about?
    Lynn Fuston
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    Making beautiful music SEEM easy since 1979.

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    Seriously - how much is the CM7? Did I not read it in the original post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricknroll View Post
    My two cents...if I had that kind of money to spend on a mic, I would give serious consideration to buying an original U47 and then have someone like Klaus work on it.

    Rick
    Not me - I've used the CM7 and it kills. By the time you buy a really great U47 and then rebuild the power supply, replace the cabling, and tweak it out with Klaus, you might be able to buy 2 CM7's --- and they are pretty much gonna be 100% right out of the box.
    Todd Robbins
    TX3 Productions, Inc.
    www.toddro.com

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