Peluso P-67 Tube Microphone
The Peluso P-67 is styled after the vintage Neumann U-67. Produced from 1960 to 1971 the legendary U-67 is a key part of the classic sound of albums of the late 60s and early 70s. The shape of the dual mesh head grille and glass EF style pentode vacuum tube are part of what enables the P-67 to very accurately achieve the sonic qualities of a U-67. The P-67's capsule has dual 34 mm gold-sputtered diaphragms. The P-67 features two switches on the microphone body. A low frequency roll-off switch decreases the low-end gain and can counter the proximity effect of close range vocals. A -10dB pad switch for lower gain can be used with close range brass, guitar cabinets, drums or other high level sources. The P-67 is a highly functional and versatile microphone. Professional engineers know the "67", ask anyone.
The P-67 is paired with the Peluso MX-56 power supply. The dual sided capsule in the P-67 enables the power supply to feature 9 polar patterns in an array from omni-directional to cardioid to figure eight.The P-67 features our heavy-duty 8-pin screw on cable connector. The large diameter pins in the screw on connector give a tight and secure cable connection designed to perform for a lifetime of use.
Acoustically matched pairs available upon special request.
Microphone kit comes as a complete system including: P-67 Microphone in a Wood Box, Power Supply, New-style 8-Pin Screw on Cable Assembly, and a Shock Mount all packed in a Flight Case.
Capsule Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient w/ 34mm capsule
Frequency Range: 20Hz/20Khz
Polar Pattern: 9 - Switchable from omni- to bi-directional
Sensitivity: 18 mv/pa
Impedance: 200 ohms
SPL: 148 dB with 10 dB pad engaged
Equivalent Noise: 14 dB(A)
Tube Type: EF95 (6AK5, 6J1, 5654)
Power Requirements: Dedicated Power Supply, 115V or 230V AC
Size: 56mm x 205 mm
Weight: 600 g
'It's much brighter and less specialised than the Peluso 22 47 and, although not quite as airy as the Peluso P-12, the P-67 has more midrange body. The sonic character of the P-67 changes between patterns but there's no weak spot. In omni the sound is even rounder, sweeter and more natural, with figure-8 providing maximum focus.
In this reviewer's experience Neumann U67s are much like U87s. You can put one in most situations and get a useable sound straight away, but where a U87 might sound pretty good, a U67 will often sound wonderful. That pretty much sums up our time with the P-67. It's not fussy about placement, it makes recording easy and it just works - really well!'
-Huw Price, MusicTech Magazine