I once fell for the lie that a mic of eastern-origin could sound as good as a popular German brand. I will never believe that lie again.
Once I overcame that belief system I started shopping for a new mic, and then I came across the JM47a and bougt it on it's own merit as a good mic in its own right, and not as a comparison to anything - and discovered that this is a very good mic.
I use it for vocals and voice over. It's a very nice complement to my humble microphone collection. The JM47a is solid in the mid range and not sibilant in the highs. I bought it with the JM47 SM bundle for an absolute steal, and Thomann shipped (overseas to the US) reliably and fast. I couldn't be happier.
I had the old JM 47 and sold it when I got the TLM 103. However I noticed some of my vocals sounded better from the JM so I re-ordered the 47a. This is even better than the original. Smoother freq response and a great vintage midrange feel. It could not be described as a 'modern' mic because it isn't. It feels and looks solid and has a nice plastic case. But it suits my voice better than the neumann at times. The shockmount is rock solid too. With all these AT 2020 type mics ubiquitous on every site one wonders why this mic at such a good price is not up there. Maybe it's just the budget they throw at publicity. Anyway a great mic and also for just banging down ideas with minimum fuss as it needs minimum eq to get up and running.
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