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Vintage Neumann-Church U47 Microphone |

4y ago


Stanley Church was the chief sound engineer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in the mid 1950s. He purchased a number of M7 capsules and grilles from Gotham Audio, the Neumann distributor for the US, and built his own custom-made version of the famed U47 tube condenser mic. The 'Church' mic was meant for exclusive use on the MGM soundstages, and to that end it has a smaller body and different shockmount system than a U47, custom made by the MGM machine shop. Used on all the great musicals from MGM in the late 50s and early 60s. If you liked Sinatra's singing in the musical 'High Society', that was a Church mic. One of them also appears on the cover of "The Concert Sinatra" album, one of Frank's greatest recordings with bandleader Nelson Riddle. For more information and product availability visit LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: