Up for consideration is a vintage Schoeps M221 tube mic, upgraded by Oliver Archut to run on a EC1000 tube using a Neumann KM54-style circuit, with a custom AMI boutique transformer. This is a Cathedral Guitar exclusive -- as there were only 1 of these ever made. This custom mic comes with a set of 4x original Schoeps capsules, all refurbished and brought up to spec by Schoeps within the last 2-3 years. While the mic is originally an original vintage Schoeps M221, with original Schoeps capsules, it actually sounds much more like the Neumann KM54 series, due to the amplifier circuit having been modified to the KM54-style circuit, with the addition of the custom AMI transformer. So this is a very rare opportunity to get this 1-of-a-kind M221/KM54 mic, with a full compliment of 4 refurbished Schoeps capsules!!!
HI -RES PHOTOS:
HERE for 1270 DPI Hi-Res photos of the upgraded M221, and
HERE is historical info in the M221 + capsules capsules from the Elvo / Schoeps website, and here are some Hi Res Photos of the 4 capsules:
M934B | Omni/Cardioid
MK24 | Cardioid
MK241 | Hypercardioid
MK240 | Speech Cardioid
The mic body is the original M221 body, which has the capsule thread pattern of the M221F, CMT30F and CMMT30F. This does not use the M221b thread pattern. The capsule set for the mic originally had nickel capsules, and the MK241 still has the original nickel membrane material, and the others are the newer mylar material. The MK241 is to be used with the supplied Phase Ring for the proper Hypercard pattern, and the switchable M934b uses the supplied Phase Ring in cardioid pattern only (not for Omni).
ABOUT OLIVER ARCHUT
Oliver Archut (1969-2014) and the company he founded, AMI, TAB-Funkenwerk, is world-renowned in microphone and pro audio design. In addition to designing the Lucas CS-1 and CS-4
mics, Oliver designed several other award-winning
mics for quite a few well-known mic companies, and some of which
are listed here.
TAB-Funkenwerk builds microphone and micpre transformers,
Telefunken V-series mic pres, DIs, tube mic PSUs, and tube guitar
amps. Because of his enclyclopedic knowledge of classic German
vacuum tube audio design, Oliver was highly sought after as a
designer or design consultant for a wide range of professional
“This Schoeps M221 is hands down the most exciting small diaphragm condenser mic I've ever used on grand piano, and on both steel- and nylon-stringed guitars. Silky on top and big, but tight, low-end -- more controlled than the Neumann KM54c.”
-- David Percefull Guitarist/Producer/Engineer
Yellow DOG Studios
M221 SOUND FILES
Here are 31 MP3s with the MK241 hypercard capsule, tracked using a TAB-Funkenwerk 78M preamp into a Sony PCM D1 field recorder.
No EQ or effects, tracked at 24/48, with 320 kbps MP3s from Logic.
SANTA CRUZ OM/PW GUITAR
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
RAMIREZ 1A HARP GUITAR
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
GIBSON ES-225 / PV AMP
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
SHAFER & SONS BABY GRAND
1| 2 | 3
VOICE-OVER / VOCAL
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
SHIPPING & TERMS
USA shipping is $19.50 via FedEx Ground, with tracking, Insurance
and Signature Confirmation. Satisfaction Guaranteed, with a 3-day
return, buyer pays shipping, so please ask questions first. This auction is for an Oliver Archut / Schoeps / M221 mic, 4x Schoeps capsules, AMI PSU and cable, and mic box.
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