Now. Time for some gearsluttery, as this section of the site does not even come close to representing how much we love good gear. Normal people beware.
When you look at this picture, you would obviously assume that you are looking at a pair of audio nerds with their Telefunken AK-47MkIIs. And while that is a logical conclusion, you would be wrong. What these are, are AK-477s. Never heard of them? No? We know.
Hipsters that we are, got our hands on a pair of these directly from Telefunken Elektroakustik, from their Custom Shop. There are not many of these around, and they are not available in their standard product line, at least not yet. We think they should be though, and hope they will.
We've tried the AK-47s and they are great mics, and a true bargain for their price. But this is something else. Telefunken fitted these custom mics with the legendary M7 capsule, the same as they use in their top of the line microphones.
The AK-477 has quickly become one of our favorite vocal mics, with great smooth highs and a lot of punch and character, sometimes outshining some really great competitors. And they are here to stay, as Addi 800 and Don Pedro each got one, so they can be used as a pair should the need arise.
Thank you Telefunken Elektroakoustik for making two nerds happy, we'll take good care of them!