Hmmmm...I don't know. I have run across them on Reverb before and wondered. Watched the video overview on their FB page. Folks here would be better able to tell if the description of components and approach (especially on the "U47") hold water. Granted, they will install Thiersch or even Neumann caps, but say their caps are better.
One thing I noticed is a lack of attention to detail on their website. To me that says a lot about a company. Granted, not everyone has HTML skills or wants to pay a web designer for a professional look, but incorrect spelling and poor sentence structure bothers me. If you don't take the time and effort to get basic stuff like that right, or don't have someone at least proof your content before posting, I start to wonder about the product build and components.
Both mics are "on sale" at the moment. Don't know if that's actually regular pricing anyways or if they're discounted for now.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot
No, I haven't. However the hype in their listing makes me suspicious. Along with the fact that it's designed around a 12AX7, which, in a microphone, is a sign of cheapness. As to it being a "U67 style", well...... Real 67s don't use 12AX7s. Real 67s don't have a tubular head basket - which affects the acoustic resonances in the mic. Real 67s use a proper transformer - they crtiticize the "Large, Bulky" transformers used by Neumann. The truth is that low end performance is tied to the size of the transformer. Sounds to me like they're making excuses for using a cheap tranny, which is definitely a way to cut costs. Neumann transformers are not a source of noise, which they claim.
Their website reads like it was writthen by an illiterate. Microphones don't use "chords".
I could go on, but enough is enough. If it seems too good to be true it usually is.
Looks like another of the dozens of companies who rebrand ShuaiYin/Alctron/Apex/whatever stuff. Doesn't mean it's not a decent mic but it does mean I'd buy the cheaper Alctron version if I wanted one. And like John said, their marketing betrays some fundamental non-understanding of mics.
Edit: just saw this line...
"Buy it now and we offer to buy it back from you in ten years for twice today’s price provided it’s in good shape. But you won’t sell - it will be worth more."
Ok no, don't buy this mic. This is a bunch of bullshit.