Very low noise (10 dBa post mod), MJE Premium Electronics transformerless circuit upgrade
New MJE-K47 capsule for classic "Neumann-esque" mid focus, natural top end and improved S / N ratio
Single-layer headbasket conversion for greater clarity and more accurate transient response
Signature capsule base diffuser upgrade reduces standing wave coloration
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NOTE: The MJE FatBoy is an MJE modified MXL-910
Michael Joly Engineering FatBoy with MJE-K47 capsule
U 87 vs. MJE FatBoy Shootout -
SOUND FILE: Male Vocal, U 87
SOUND FILE: Male Vocal, MJE FatBoy
SOUND FILE: Acoustic guitar, strummed, U 87
SOUND FILE: Acoustic guitar, strummed, MJE FatBoy
SOUND FILE: Acoustic guitar, finger style, U 87
SOUND FILE: Acoustic guitar, finger style, MJE FatBoy
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Single Layer Headbasket Mod -
Like all Michael Joly Engineering microphones, the MJE FatBoy starts with my signature single layer headbasket conversion. You’ll hear clearer, less “boxy” and more detailed sound with more accurate transient response – hallmarks of the classic AKG C12 – itself a single layer headbasket design.
MJE-K47 Capsule Upgrade -
Classic sound is within reach. The MJE-K47 capsule was designed to track an actual Neumann K47 capsule across its entire operating range. You’ll hear the classic mid-focused vocal punch of the K47 design with a sibilance-free top end. Upgrading from the stock SDC capsule to the more sensitive MJE-K47 large diaphragm capsule improves this mic's S/N ratio as well.
Michael Joly Engineering FatBoy with MJE-K47 Capsule (red) vs. U 87 (black)
Premium Electronics Modification -
The circuit used in the stock MXL 910 (the donor mic for the MJE FatBoy) is an implementation of a classic Schoeps transformerless design. But to save on production costs the MXL 910 makes extensive use of inexpensive surface-mount parts. The MJE-K47 Discrete Premium Electronics suite attacks this compromise by substituting higher quality, better-sounding components and topology pioneered in my field proven (over 8700 units in use) Premium Electronics modification. These component upgrades improve bass response and reduce graininess and mid-to-high frequency distortion while providing a smoother top end sound.
Easy to Order -
Click "Add to Cart" to purchase a new MJE FatBoy with MJE-K47 Mod Suite. Comes with a stand adapter in paperboard box