As with its smaller sister 496, the “Hagen 497” plays with balanced intonation, superb response in all registers and a maximum of playability-comfort. This wide-bore, 6/4 size tuba with rotary valves is ideal for any situation, where a very large volume of sound is required. The tone produced by the new Bb tubas from the Miraphone “Hagen” series is, independently from the size of the instrument, exactly as one would expect: dark, warm, full and core-centered.
Chris Olka from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra about the Miraphone BBb Tuba Hagen 497
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Article number 170497A07000 Model number model 497 Hagen Tuning B♭ Intonation 443 Hz Model "Hagen 497" Number of valves 4 valves Size 6/4 Material in body yellow brass Finish lacquered bell diameter 480 mm (18,898 inch) Material valve section nickel silver trimmings Lever system spiral spring system Rod Miraphone minibal rod Type of valve vented valves for pressure compensation Valve system rotary valves Bore of valve section 21,2 mm (0,835 inch) Lyre holder without lyre holder Strap ring without strap ring Mouthpiece TU43 instrument total height 1000 mm total weight 10.80 kg