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Neumann SM23 2C 1012

112,500 kr incl. VAT

Neumann SM23 2C 1012

These Neumann microphones were popular in professional recording studios and were used for a wide range of applications, from capturing orchestral performances to recording in auditoriums and other acoustic environments. While they may not be in widespread use today due to advancements in microphone technology, they hold historical significance in the evolution of stereo recording techniques.

 

Neumann SM23 2C 1012

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Neumann SM23 2C 1012 a historical great stereo mic (Price includes VAT).

The Neumann SM 2, initially manufactured from 1957 to 1966, was an early attempt at creating a coincidental stereo microphone. It was designed for recording techniques like X-Y, M-S (Mid-Side), and Blumlein. Here are some key features and points about these microphones:

  1. Separate Power Supply: The SM 23, a special version of the SM 2, had the distinct feature of having a completely separate power supply for the two microphone circuits. This design allowed for redundancy in case one power supply failed.
  2. Microphone Configuration: The SM 2 had a unique design, with a 30 mm body housing two microphones inside. Each microphone capsule had its own Telefunken AC 701 k tube and output transformer. This design helped achieve the desired stereo recording effect.
  3. Capsule Arrangement: Inside the compact grille of the microphone, there were two KK 56 capsules—one fixed and one rotatable. This arrangement allowed for versatile stereo recording by adjusting the orientation of the capsules.
  4. Remote Polar Pattern Switching: One of the notable features of the SM 2 was the ability to remotely switch between different polar patterns for each microphone capsule. This feature made it convenient for placement and adaptability in various recording scenarios. Common polar patterns like omnidirectional, cardioid, and bidirectional could be selected separately for each capsule.
  5. Sound Quality: The SM 2 was known for its sound performance, which was described as being very close to the KM 56, another renowned Neumann microphone model. This made it a sought-after choice for high-quality stereo recording.
  6. Evolution with SM 2b and SM 2c: As with many classic audio devices, the SM 2 saw improvements and variations during its production run. The SM 2b and SM 2c versions likely featured electronic circuit improvements or other enhancements to further refine the microphone’s performance.

Nuemann SM23 2C 1012

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