The ARABELLA 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 microphone.
The Arabella is the third Tube microphone designed and released by BeesNeez. Not being a clone manufacturer, we wanted to create something different; we wanted to capture the essence of of the venerable U47/U48 with the versatility and build quality of the M49. How did we do it? The answer is simple. Take 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 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 including the ENTIRE power supply.
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 ie; hears and creates an amplified analogy of what we hear. The Arabella is a great classic sounding microphone that is a real goto, 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”. As always, the Arabella is back by our all inclusive warranty and our money back guarantee “if you’re not absolutely floored by the performance and sound of the mic you can swap or return it for a full refund”.
The Arabella features the BeesNeez dual lapped K7 capsule, European Steel tube, Cinemag 2461NICO transformer and 9 polar patterns.
The Arabella comes with a hand built power supply, Gotham GA7C microphone cable, 60 mm suspension mount and carry case.