Wunder Audio CM50 Suprema tube microphone is true to vintage using an original
Neumann style M50 spherical capsule. The Wunder Audio CM50 S has an incredible
lineage; its predecessor, the CM50, has been used worldwide in Decca trees for
recording the soundtracks for many of the major motion pictures produced today.
The Wunder Audio CM50 version is widely used by scoring engineer Shawn Murphy
and Tom Steel amongst others at most of the sound stages in Los Angeles
including; the Newman Scoring Stage 20th Century Fox, Sony Scoring Stage,
Culver City, Newman Scoring Stage for both movies and television. It is
favorite of Glee and The Glee Project and other top scoring stages worldwide,
including Abbey road! Main left-right usage of the CM50 include: Star Wars:
Episode VII – The Force Awakens, the Hobbit film series, Harry Potter and
Marvel films. The new CM50 Suprema is one step up from this already perfect
CM50 S is the best available microphone for orchestral recordings because it
has a response that rises slightly and it becomes increasingly more directional
at higher frequencies when exposed to direct sound, but it remains flat in a
diffused sound field.
addition to being the perfect microphone for soundtrack recordings, the CM50
Suprema is definitely an important mic when recording drums and capturing the
room sound, giving the instrument volume and depth. Once you try this out on
drums, you will never want to record without it, as the drums sound flat
without the CM50 Suprema.
CM50 S has a slanted grille to limit the effect of grille resonance on the
response. Because the grille is slanted and presents a continuously varying
profile to the capsule, there are fewer standing waves generated. This gives
the most natural sound obtainable my any microphone. Very pure and pleasantly
warm. The size of the grille forms a larger-volume enclosure giving the capsule
more breathing room and contributing to its openness.
every way the Wunder Audio CM50 Suprema grille is true to vintage and identical
to the original M50. It has been used as historical replacement parts on the
Audio CM50 S uses and original MSC2, which is our preferred tube and an upgrade
from the ultra-miniature AC701 that eventually replaced this fine tube in the
original M49s due to the demands of the German Broadcasting industry. The
original Telefunken GmbH German based company, which no longer exists, made a
high-end version of the MSC2, Wunder Audio has secured a supply of the this
version which was a superior grade and was originally designed for military
CM50 Suprema uses the same M9 capsule as the historic M50. Neumann went through
several materials for their diaphragm, starting with PVC which quickly became
too brittle, then went to aluminum which was difficult to tension correctly.
For a brief period nickel was used and finally the decision was to use Mylar,
as in the KM 83.
have successfully recreated the small pressure transducer, similar to the
capsule for the KM series microphones, embedded in the surface of a 40 mm
diameter Lucite sphere. By mounting the miniature capsule in the large Lucite
sphere all standing waves larger than 40 mm are eliminated thus canceling out
proximity effect. No other microphone set to Omni can achieve the naturalness
of the CM50 S sound. The inspiration is classic, the execution is cutting-edge.
Wunder Audio CM50 Suprema uses a M250 style seven-pin Tuchel connector,
introduced by Neumann in 1961, that screws on and holds tighter than a
eight-pin bayonet Tuchel connector, improving its performance with superior
optimized our passive components to achieve a true audiophile performance.
While audiophile equipment is usually referred to at the end of the chain in
recording, we feel that it is most important that the first link in the
recording chain, the microphone, be the best attainable. To be able to listen
to the best possible recording, you must be able to record the source with
minimal amounts of noise and distortion and be able to accurately capture every
nuance of the sound. We’ve enhanced our true to vintage microphones by
utilizing the Suprema Silver Gold Oil capacitor which is the highest quality
capacitor available today. More importantly, sonically the CM50 S capacitor
stands out due to its wonderful natural singing and exceptional micro dynamic.
Capacitance: 1uF; Dielectric: Polypropylene Metallization 99.99% silver,
1% gold; Purity of silver: min. 99.97% typ. 99.99%; Purity of gold: min. 99.97%
At this level we are talking about a really serious capacitor, relative to
other exotic types. They are richer and better layered and they seem more open
and more spatial. Mundorf Silver Gold Oil really excels in image depth – call
it bowling alley depth! A slight hint of top-end air, this probably contributes
to the perceived spatiality and micro-detailing. These capacitors are so quiet
and really let you look very deep into the recording!
results in a modern-vintage sound where the spectrum opens up, adding emphasis
to the sound staging and creates a greater sense of air and transparency,
without the impression of a diminished mid and lower-end response. The outcome
is a less grainy and a much more fluid sound. The focus is tighter and sharper.
new generation tube Microphone PSU is proprietary to Wunder Audio and is an
upgrade from the vintage tube mic PSU’s used for the 1960’s era Neumann design.
Our upgrade gets a clean and stable DC voltage to the mic and shields the
influx of Wi-Fi and RF interference with 100 percent reliability.
engineered our PSU to the equivalent of the technology incorporated in top tier
audiophile systems, using a duel-pole neutral-fusing design. The PSU can be
plugged into any voltage in the world without having to jumper a voltage
we’ve incorporated extremely accurate 30 turn trim pots so we are able to
fine-tune all of the voltages. Most other power supply designs either do not
have a voltage trim or use a single turn pot, which is susceptible to drifting.
and Carrying Case
Wunder Audio CM50 S is nestled in velvet and softly secured in place in a
foam-lined quarter sawn oak box that is clasped and hinged. This box then is
safely incased in a precision velvet-lined thick foam tweed case that also
holds your PSU, your one-piece newly designed yoke mount, and your cables. The
tweed carrying case is a work of art in itself; it uses the same Fender tweed
found in a vintage fender guitar case which amplifies the vintage period of the
vintage-style CM50 S microphone, and it is trimmed with top grain leather and
fine stitching. The CM50 S case has a strong leather handle and combination
lock to keep your mic secure. This case can be sold separately.
previous versions of the Wunder Audio microphones can be upgraded to the