Beesneez Arabella Tube LDC Microphone
The Arabella is a tube condenser microphone that has been designed from the ground up, not to be a clone microphone. It does share lineage with a few classics, namely the Neumann U47 and M49 and has been designed to take the best of each to make an extremely versatile condenser microphone.
The Arabella is the third tube condenser microphone designed and released by BeesNeez. Not being a clone manufacturer, we wanted to create something different; we wanted to capture the essence of the venerable U47/U48 with the versatility and build quality of the M49. How did we do it? By using only the best materials (bronze and brass), NOS European steel Vacuum Tubes, paper in oil and foil film capacitors, American made resistors that have been designed for use in medical imaging and add to this a hybrid capsule that captures the sound of the M7 with the stability and repeatability of the K47 mixed with over 1000 hours in R&D - and last but certainly not least, build the entire microphone in our factory.
The Arabella met and in many cases exceeded every expectation that we set out to achieve in the beginning. Sonically, we wanted to create a microphone that had a sense of cochlear linearity (TM) ie; hears and creates an amplified analogy of what we hear. The Arabella is a great classic sounding microphone that is a real go to, great for male and female vocals, natural sounding rooms and can take a real beating on drums or amp cabs. Often when we are asked what the Arabella sounds like, we say “It’s like a mansion with the entire front wall missing, open and huge with a classic expensive sound”.
The Arabella Tube Condenser Microphone features our dual lapped K7 capsule, European Steel tube and 9 polar patterns.