Neumann BCM 705 - EMusician

Neumann BCM 705

Awesome. This mic is really, really cool. The first dynamic mic by Neumann. Weird green badge and all! I couldn’t wait to get into this thing. First thing I tried it on was some rock bass, in front of a custom made 1x15” cabinet, with a weird little 35-watt tube head (think B-15, cranked hard). Awesome. The mic TOTALL
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Awesome. This mic is really, really cool. The first dynamic mic by Neumann. Weird green badge and all! I couldn’t wait to get into this thing. First thing I tried it on was some rock bass, in front of a custom made 1x15” cabinet, with a weird little 35-watt tube head (think B-15, cranked hard). Awesome. The mic TOTALLY gave me what I was looking for, wide open top, tons of growl, enough low end to complement the DI and stay barking through the federal AM864/U I was using for some compression. Really great tone. Has that classic great mic attribute: present, without too much high end. My favorite.

Next thing I put this mic in front of was a Gibson Goldtone 1X12" combo guitar amp. Again: awesome open top, not TOO much top though, great mid/low mid detail, appropriate low end. I am really loving this mic now. I then kept it on the stand and threw it in front of a Leslie 147 (near the bottom) with some other mics for the top rotor. After backing this mic up about 3 feet from the bottom rotor, the full, roaring, Deep Purple-ish Hammond part really came to life. Great transient detail for the bass, guitar, and organ. Still awesome. I wound up really digging this mic in front of any electric instrument I threw at it. This is a dynamic mic fully worthy of the Neumann badge. I am not letting this mic go out the door. A great one, my favorite new Neumann in years (I have used or own all the old ones at this point). Worth every penny.This mic would be an amazing step up from old stand-bys like the RE-20, or SM7 in many cases. I have a bunch of mic choices for the instruments above, and I can see this mic working with a variety of styles, on a variety of sources. That, in my opinion, is another true mark of a classic microphone.