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The new M49 Alternative Kit
Yes, it is finally done! Three years ago we introduced
the TLM49 mod and after doing more than 40 mods as well as publishing the "How to instruction" we finally are
proud to announce our new DIY kit the M49 A(lternative). After we helped and assisted on several DIY kits,
mainly with components like stand offs and boards, we decided to make the entire metal work. While doing the
first samples, we played with several different shapes and forms, we came up with a Hybrid of the classic M49 housing
the and the TLM metal work. Aside being more flexible it also made the tooling cost more affordable. If we
learned one thing from our first two DIY kits, it is that most of our customers are interested in a high quality DIY
kit and not a historically accurate reproduction. Why try to replicate parts that do not do anything for the sound?
We are happy to announce now our 3rd, the M49 looking kit,
that is somehow a good platform for any DIY project, enough space for any transformer as well as tube. We want to keep
all options open, so we are offering this kit as a base model so that each customer can modify it in any possible direction.
For the first time we worked together with Dany of
he offers an M49 PCB kit for our new 49 metal work, as well as PCBs for our C12 kits.
The first one is a full kit with all needed parts to build a working microphone. It
includes the M49 Alternative metal work, with all connectors (Binder and XLR), cable, capsule with holder (hybrid M7/K49),
components (resistors, caps), a BV11 transformer, a US made NOS JAN tube (5840) and an off shore PSU for only $990!
The 2nd one
is pretty much the same, but substitutes an AMI made PSU that can be used for a wide range of projects (best S/N ratio of
all aftermarket PSU), 10 meters of Gotham tube mic cable, two Binder 7 pin tube mic connectors, plus a AMI M49 shockmount,
We offer a 3rd one! Just the basic
M49A metal work with Danys PCB, with all connectors (Binder and XLR) , cable, AMI K47 Classic capsule with holder, a T49
transformer, a US made NOS JAN tube (5840) and an off shore PSU for only $700!
Find the story of the AMI TLM to DIY M49 here:
TLM49 Conversion to DIY M49
After 13 years
and 10ooo BV type transformer with the four hole footprint made, we are proud to offer the BV Classic Series. Great BV tone
like our standard replacement but now with the two hole footprint.
For our Thanks Giving
Sales Event we offer the newly introduced BV8/11/12 for $200 !
The story of the U47 output transformer BV8!
The T-Boxes are coming
We just finished field testing
on our newly designed T-Boxes, shipping will start within the next 4 weeks, starting with the T71-DI and the T74 mic
splitter/differential box. Stay tuned for more info to follow soon!
High Quality Passive Direct Boxes are a necessity for recording and live sound environments. Typically
they are utilized for running Instrument signal's over long balanced lines. A good one will sound good on anything and remain
faithful to the instrument passing through it! The T71 passive direct Box is a very good example! It has a full and uniquely
creamy tone, without any of the harshness and "sizzle" that plague other designs. Following suit with it's custom
designed AMI transformer, the T71 has some features that set it apart from the others. The input Impedance selector, and Top-Boost
allow the engineer some different options for different pickups and setups. In addition, it's Dual Output Splitting capabilities
make it a more flexible option for routing the signal. For example, a bass player can run a self contained personal monitoring
rig as well as feed directly to the FOH Mixing Console. We recommend trying the T71 against the other passive transformer-balanced
Direct Boxes on the market. You will be surprised by the difference in tone and frequency response it offers!
No engineer should be without this AMI T-Box! For both Live Sound work and for the Recording
Studio, there are many applications for splitting mic and line signals. In the studio, you can "shoot out" multiple
mic preamplifiers with one microphone/source/performance allowing much less variance in your mic preamp evaluation's. This
cuts down the time you spend testing and setting up the gear! More time is allotted for music!! Other applications might be
in mixing, sending the same signal to multiple processors at once. The T74 could also be used with M/S setups! With live sound
applications, it is common to split a dynamic mic's signal both to active inner-ear monitoring systems and the FOH mixing
console, allowing the engineer total control of the signal in the main's. Sound quality is very important, so custom AMI
Transformer's provide sonic integrity without degradation! Over the years, we have found plenty of interesting problem solving
techniques with the T74, so if your interested in learning more, just drop us an email!