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VINTAGE 1962 Neumann K253 Omni Condenser Mic

The Holy Grail of Acoustic Instrument Mics

Vintage
Neumann KM-253
Tube Mic

Up for consideration is a vintage Neumann KM253 omni condenser microphone is excellent condition, with original aluminum capsule and AC701 tube, with a new PSU and cable set up and calibrated by Oliver Archut of AMI / TAB-Funkenwerk. These KM53/253 mics are some of the very best mics ever made, and are highly coveted for acoustic instruments, Decca Tree arrays, and mono room mics. You still will find these mics in widespread use in elite studios around the world, like Abbey Road -- where they have 4 of them!!! KM53 mics are very difficult to find -- especially all-original, and in excellent working & cosmetic condition, like this one. Vintage shops sell this mic for $3,750 and up, and here is a very rare opportunity to pick one up and save about $1,500!!!

KM253 SPECS:
* Polar Pattern: Omni
* Serial # 157
* Made in 1962
* Original Aluminum Capsule
* Original AC701 tube
* New AMI PSU
* New Gotham Cable
* Tuchel RF Connector
* Made in Germany

CONDITION
This mic is in excellent condition, with some very minor dings and scratches from 50 years of normal use. Click HERE for 1270 Hi-Res photos, and HERE for specs from the Neumann website. The capsule and tube are both original, and the PSU was custom calibrated for this mic. This mic has no issues, and sound perfect.

SOUNDFILES
Here are 21 MP3s with the KM253 using a TAB-Funkenwerk V78M into a Sony PCM D1 recorder. No EQ or effects, tracked at 48k/24-bit, and the Logic MP3s are 320 kbps.

SANTA CRUZ OM/PW GUITAR
1 | 2 | 3 | 4

CATHEDRAL GUITAR
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15

VOICE-OVER
1 | 2

SHIPPING & TERMS

USA insured shipping is $25.00 via FedEx Ground. Satisfaction Guaranteed, 3-day return. Thanks for looking. This auction is for one vintage Neumann KM253 microphone, PSU and cable. No other accessories are included.

PLEASE CHECK OUT my other Pro Audio gear for sale in Current eBay Auctions, and also compare this KM83 to some of my other vingage Neumann and Schoeps mics that have Recently Sold on eBay.

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VINTAGE Neumann KM253 Omni Condenser Microphone [KM-53]

VINTAGE Neumann KM253 Omni Condenser Microphone [KM-53]

VINTAGE Neumann KM253 Omni Condenser Microphone [KM-53]

VINTAGE Neumann KM253 Omni Condenser Microphone [KM-53]

VINTAGE Neumann KM253 Omni Condenser Microphone [KM-53]

VINTAGE Neumann KM253 Omni Condenser Microphone [KM-53]

VINTAGE Neumann KM253 Omni Condenser Microphone [KM-53]

VINTAGE Neumann KM253 Omni Condenser Microphone [KM-53]

VINTAGE Neumann KM253 Omni Condenser Microphone [KM-53]

VINTAGE Neumann KM253 Omni Condenser Microphone [KM-53]

VINTAGE Neumann KM253 Omni Condenser Microphone [KM-53]

 


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