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#1683232 - 07/20/05 08:59 AM Peluso Mics
smk Offline
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Anyone tried these? How do they compare to the AT 4060? Read a thread on another forum where someone said that the 4060's time may have come and gone - was good in it's time as a "reasonably-priced" tube LDC but has been surpassed by the likes of the Pelusos. Any thoughts?
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#1683233 - 07/20/05 09:40 AM Re: Peluso Mics
Bill@Welcome Home Studios Offline
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Scott,

Yeah, my thoughts are these...


I buy a mic like I buy a guitar, amp, preamp, etc... I buy them because of their sound.

That is why I buy Les Pauls, Strats, etc.

When I buy mics, I buy given models because I know what they sound like.

Anyone else in the world may be making a mic that sounds 'better', 'similar', or whatever. I happen to believe that if I want a banana, I buy a banana, not a plantain or a cucumber.

I've never heard anyone say anything bad about Peluso mics. Maybe they are flying under my radar screen. But there are enough classic mics with defined sounds that I want, that will get first consideration.

Bill
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#1683234 - 07/20/05 12:39 PM Re: Peluso Mics
RKing Offline
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I totally agree with Bill. It is all about flavour. I have an At-4060 as well as, Rode Classic's, Soundelux U95's, Brauner Valvet, BLUE Cactus and Dragonfly Deluxes and more...They are all so different sonically. Just like an Amp, guitar or Preamp & Compressors... One thing for sure.....Seems you can't ever have enough! \:\)

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#1683235 - 07/20/05 10:17 PM Re: Peluso Mics
Sean Eldon Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
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yeah so i got my Peluso 2 251 today, and my 2 47LE should be here in about a week. the 251 is a tonal monster. holy garbage. it's so good. must record samples immediately. and sum them in the dangerous 2-bus.
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#1683236 - 07/21/05 01:59 AM Re: Peluso Mics
Philip O'Keefe Offline
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What would be great would be to hear one side by side with a Tele 251, and a Lawson L251, and a Soundelux E250 and ELUX 251. \:\) While I'd love to hear some sample recordings, without being there and hearing the sound source in the room, it really doesn't tell you enough. \:\( But I am curious about those Peluso mics, and would definitely like to give one a listen.
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#1683237 - 07/21/05 03:16 AM Re: Peluso Mics
Sean Eldon Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
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i could demo it against some mics you might be familiar with, up to and including the ELUX 251. So far in basic vocal and acoustic guitar tests, the Peluso 2 251 has in one way or another put the following "Sean's Former Favorite" tube mics to shame (using the Groove Tubes ViPRE with 5dB input gain, 1dB output gain going into an 896HD at line level):

1) BLUE Cactus (this was suprising. Peluso had a punchier midrange and more open-ended low end that brought my vocals out in a more desirable fashion, and the Cactus was never very good at acoustic guitar)
2) Rode Classic II (compared to the 2 251, the Rode seemed WAY too bright no matter what I did with it)
3) Neumann M147 (I always had a feeling this mic was overpriced. now i'm positive. more than a $1000 price difference here. I'd much rather have another Peluso. Time to sell a Neumann)
4) ADK Area 51 CE (I have been a HUGE fan of this mic ever since I just laid eyes on it, but now I can see it sitting in its ridiculous flight case a little more than usual. I A/B'd ever polar pattern here in almost every position trying to find a setting where I'd use the Area 51 in a recording instead of the Peluso. Didn't happen. Again, the ADK needed a bit of EQ to sound the way the Peluso did totally flat)

Really really suprising. I was just expecting to get something cool in a ridiculous platinum-esque finish. Instead I got a mic that I have decided I'll probably use every day, and I've also decided that the 4 mics it obliterated in basic testing might go up for sale within the next month. Still gotta finish up some sessions where the singers requested the Neumann. I'll try to talk them out of it.

http://www.pelusomicrophonelab.com/
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#1683238 - 07/21/05 01:50 PM Re: Peluso Mics
Philip O'Keefe Offline
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Sounds very interesting Sean. Thanks for the detailed comparisons. I would like to hear an ELUX comparison if that would be possible... \:\)

I also want to check out their U47 style mic. Have you received that one yet? Probably not yet (you said "about a week"), but when it does get to you, please let us know what you think.

Also, they appear to have two or three '47 style mics - do you know what the differences between them are?

Thanks again!
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#1683239 - 07/21/05 04:52 PM Re: Peluso Mics
Sean Eldon Offline
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They've got the regular U47 copy that sells for about 1000 bucks. the one i ordered is the Limited Edition which ships with a NOS Telefunken EF14 tube and has the longer body. it sells for just under $1600. they also have a P-248 which has a 6072 tube, a -10db pad, and a bass rolloff. it takes higher SPL than the 2247
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#1683240 - 07/21/05 05:09 PM Re: Peluso Mics
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I dug up this URL with some sound clips of a U47, a short & long body... at the bottom.
http://www.audiolot.com/proaudio/sales/peluso
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