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OPR 87 2020

RESTOCKING

SPECIAL!

I'm completely sold out of the current batch of OPR 87

they went out the door as quick as they came in!

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Get a bargain and get onboard the 2020 OPR 87 restocking special! 

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The OPR87 re-stocking special is effectively a pre-sales special were by you purchase off the plan, the mics are then built to order at a huge discount thanks to the economic advantages of ordering parts in quantity.

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It will take around 12 weeks for the mics to be ready so patience is a virtue as good things come to those who wait! :)

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All info and options below.

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Special offer price only $330.00 normally $450.00

 

Shipping $25.00 $30.00 A pair Australia wide International customer please contact for a shipping quote.

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 About the OPR-87.
The OPR 87 is modeled on The German classic 'The Neumann U87i' and Like the original the OPR 87 is a FET driven Large diaphragm condenser microphone with a transformer coupled output.

The signal path comprises of all discrete through hole components and The 87 features omni, cardioid and figure 8 polar patterns as well as a 10db pad and low cut switch so there's no job too hard for The OPR 87 which mimics the time honored sound of the ultimate studio work horse which has become a favorites of studios the world over!

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  Also included are a heavy duty shock mount, mic pouch and an aluminum flight case.


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THE CAPSULE

The OPR 87 Capsule is the sonic engine room that gives the OPR 87 it's sound. Based on the original Neumann K67, The capsule used in the venerable Neumann U67 and U87 microphones. The OPR 67S  capsule is a full size 35mm capsule with dual back-plates and gold coated, center terminated, 6micron diaphragms. The sound is smooth with an open top end and rich mid range, the lows are full and extended, giving it a that magical proximity effect that classic microphones exhibit.

Take a listen to some Acoustic guitar samples of the OPR 87 vs an original Vintage Numann U87i

MODS&UPGRADES!

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OPR 87 U-MOD

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​This new  "OPR 87 U-MOD" modification for the OPR-87 bridges the gap between the OPR87 and OPR-U87 1:1 Clone. I wanted to offer a more cost effective option that would offer more of the U87's sound but at a price point that's more accessible. The goal of the OPR 87 U-MOD was to get as close as possible to the original while retaining most of the OPR87 parts and without the extensive and expensive rebuilding as is done OPR U87 1:1 clone.

Which is still well worth it BTW, as  it's as close to the original as it gets!

but the the OPR U-Mod 87 certainly holds it's own.

 In a nutshell, I rework the capsule and add the same negative feedback tone shaping circuit you would find in the original U87, which BTW is "Key" to sonic footprint of the Vintage U87i sound. In addition selected signal path components are replaced as well as adjustment that further improve l fidelity and headroom of the amplifier.

The results are much closer to the sound the Vintage "U87i" With it's forward midrange and a smooth yet detailed tops.

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Special offer price for the OPR87 with the U-MOD $560.00

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OPR U87 1:1 CLONE

For those who want the Full Clone option: we offer the 1:1 of Clone of the Vintage U87i circuit! 

 

This is a true replica and 1:1 clone of the vintage studio classic 'The Neumann U-87i'. At the heart of The O.P.R U87 is a k67 replica capsule with its gold coated German Mylar diaphragm. Deposited, tuned and assembled by hand here in Australia. The circuit is true to the original and the output is coupled through a wonderful our own O.P.R T13 output transformer.

For those who want the Full Clone option: 1:1 vintage U87 circuit!

add and an extra $699.00 which would be $1029.00total normally $1150.00!

plus shipping

Good things come to those who wait!  

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As always, patience is a virtue with pre-sales specials, as it will take around 12 weeks for the mics to be ready.  
Let me know if you would be interested by emailing me at

 openplanrecording@hotmail.com

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SOME EXAMPLES OF THE MICS IN ACTION BELOW!

With The Radio On - The Supahip

New video (June 2018) from the brand new album 'The Two Sided Face'. Written, recorded and mixed in a day by The Supahip. Mark Moldre - lead and rhythm guitars, vocals Michael Carpenter - drums, bass, tambourine, vocals Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Michael Carpenter. Video by MCMI Album available exclusively from https://bigradiorecords.bandcamp.com/...

Fallon Cush - Dorothy (Love Hz Session)

Fallon Cush came in to Love Hz Studios to record a live 'acoustic session' of a few tracks from their new album 'Bee In Your Bonnet'. Steve Smith: lead vocals and acoustic guitar Suzy Goodwin: backing vocals and percussion Casey Atkins: lead guitar and vocals Tim Byron: harmonium Recorded, mixed, filmed and edited by Michael Carpenter at Love Hz Studios for MCMI - Music Imaging. Visit Fallon Cush on Bandcamp https://falloncush.bandcamp.com/?from... Purchase the album from iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/bee...

You're Someone That I Never Knew - The April Family

The second single for new Sydney based Alt.Country trio. To be released mid August 2016. From the debut album, to be released late 2016. Kylie Whitney - lead vocals Casey Atkins - lead guitar and backing vocals Michael Carpenter - drums, bass, rhythm guitars, hammond organ, percussion. Written by Michael Carpenter and Kylie Whitney Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Michael Carpenter at Love Hz Studios. Video produced, directed and edited by MC for MCMI Music Imagining. Filmed and assisted by Blanka Vrebac.

Listen To Her Heart - Carpenter, Smith & Jones (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers cover)

Brand new single (May 2018) collaboration by Sydney based producer/multi-instrumentalist Michael Carpenter, and Bathurst based stars Abby Smith and Sophie Jones, paying tribute to the late, great Tom Petty. From the forthcoming album 'Petty' to be released June 2018. Vocals by Michael Carpenter, Abby Smith & Sophie Jones All instruments by Michael Carpenter Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Michael Carpenter at Love Hz Studios, Sydney, Australia, April 2018. Video by MCMI - Music Imaging.

OPR C12-251-1