Ik vond een aantal leuke quotes van Frank Zappa. Een boel mensen vragen hem van alles, waaronder “wat is een U47” en zijn antwoord daarop is:
“The U47 by Telefunken is a VERY expensive relic from the days of vacuum tube amplification systems and anyone fortunate enough to own one MIGHT let you look at it (from a distance) for a price. Actually touching one is out of the question. Every one I have seen has been hand carried and kept under lock and key. They are a condenser microphone with a vacuum tube preamp and have what is subjectively called a “warm sound” compared to modern devices. The U47 is invaluable when recording a no-talent puke with a “fingernails on a chalkboard” type voice, as it can almost make them sound human. It can make a talented performer sound superhuman and a quality instrument sound like angels singing.
Several decades ago, Telefunken was bought out by, or changed their name to, Neuman (sic) (pronounced Noy_man) and released the U87, a modern version with squarish edges and a solid state preamp. They are expensive but very common and are seen in radio stations and in rock videos, usually with a round, white “spit-screen” in front of them.
If you have a chance to get either one TAKE IT! Even if you are not a musician.
A U47 would probably get you a lifetime of backstages passes or at least the first pick of the groupies.
Note: The other German microphone company spells their name “Neumann”, and also made U47, U67 tube microphones. I am not sure what the difference is between a Telefunken U47 and a Neumann U47.”
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