Common name: BeesNeez BM49
Production Status: In production
Like the original Neumann M49, the BeesNeez BM49 Clone shares the same physical size and sonic characteristics of its namesake. The transformer in the BeesNeez BM49 Clone is BV-11t, which is a 10:1 toroidal transformer, wound with pure copper wire around a ribbon taped mu metal core. The capsule is the BeesNeez M7 microphone capsule which is hand made from the original gun barrel material that Neumann used more than 65 years ago. Sonically, the BeesNeez M7 is a match for the original Neumann M7. The main reason for the popularity of this capsule is its realistic analogy of the source material, its great mathematic proximity, and its sultry overtones. The tube choice for the BeesNeez BM49 Clone microphone is a 6S6B-V Russian Military tube, which behaves very much like the AC701k. The BeesNeez BM49 Clone body is made from brass tube. The proprietary swivel mount connector features a gold-pinned Bakerlite socket. The microphone includes a swivel mount connector and lead, clone series power supply and wooden box.