Microphone designer/manufacturer David Bock has introduced the Bock 407 ($7,175 MSRP), a new tube LDC designed to emulate the sound of the vintage Neumann U47 tube microphone. The Bock 407 is now shipping.
Bock—who has “gained most of his critical insights into the 47’s sound by servicing a seemingly endless parade of vintage units that marched into his shop,” explains promotional material from Bock’s distributor, TransAudio Group—assures potential customers that the 407 is U47 in sound, yet offers modern reliability and serviceability thanks to the employment of “new old stock” materials and careful design.
The Bock 407 borrows its power supply and amplifier from the flagship Bock 507 and adds a custom k47-type capsule that Mr. Bock prototyped and adjusted to bring to its current state. The microphone has a cardioid pickup-pattern and ships with a remote power supply, a professional spider-type shock mount, and a custom twenty-foot cable that connects the microphone to the power supply. “In addition to its signature ‘big vocal’ sound (both male and female),” attests TransAudio Group, “the Bock 407 will shine a beautiful light on brass, strings, and percussion. It can also serve as the whole solution for small ensembles or simple guitar and vocal performances.”
TransAudio Group is currently taking orders from dealers and suggests that interested users contact their dealers for a demonstration.
TransAudio Group | www.transaudiogroup.com