Ricardus

Re: Neumann Vintage U87 Clone : Build Thread.
« Reply #3140 on: August 01, 2019, 09:43:01 PM »
Also 68megaohm was used by Neumann.

 The old schematic I have shows 60, but they'll all work fine.  :-)
« Last Edit: August 02, 2019, 11:23:06 PM by Ricardus »
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Ricardus

Re: Neumann Vintage U87 Clone : Build Thread.
« Reply #3141 on: August 01, 2019, 09:44:29 PM »
Ricardus, I wasn't sure if your post was in reply to me, but I'll respond as if it were  :)

 Yes, it was for you.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2019, 11:22:47 PM by Ricardus »
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BladeSG

Re: Neumann Vintage U87 Clone : Build Thread.
« Reply #3142 on: September 12, 2019, 10:25:31 AM »
I'm about to start this build using the SYT-5 body and Beesneez K8 capsule.

Do I remove the capsule from the Beesneez mount to go on the Chinese mount as the Beesneez mount doesn't look as though its going to be compatible with the plastic part between the chassis and capsule mount?

Anyone have photos of how this was done if you used the same body and capsule?

Ricardus

Re: Neumann Vintage U87 Clone : Build Thread.
« Reply #3143 on: September 12, 2019, 09:40:43 PM »
I'm about to start this build using the SYT-5 body and Beesneez K8 capsule.

Do I remove the capsule from the Beesneez mount to go on the Chinese mount as the Beesneez mount doesn't look as though its going to be compatible with the plastic part between the chassis and capsule mount?

Anyone have photos of how this was done if you used the same body and capsule?

I bought the capsule mount from Peluso when I bought the capsules.

 I took out the plastic thing that came with the body, and mounted the Peluso mount in there. It just required drawing some lines and drilling some holes.
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BladeSG

Re: Neumann Vintage U87 Clone : Build Thread.
« Reply #3144 on: September 13, 2019, 01:25:48 AM »
I bought the capsule mount from Peluso when I bought the capsules.

 I took out the plastic thing that came with the body, and mounted the Peluso mount in there. It just required drawing some lines and drilling some holes.

Thank you.

So you removed the plastic part at the base altogether?

Ricardus

Re: Neumann Vintage U87 Clone : Build Thread.
« Reply #3145 on: September 13, 2019, 10:53:37 AM »
Thank you.

So you removed the plastic part at the base altogether?

Yes.

Then I had to draw some lines and make them square. I used a pair of calipers to measuer the distance between the holes on the Peluso mount. I think it was exactly 3/10 of an inch then I marked that on the metal plate, used a punch to mark the holes so the but wouldn't drift, then drilled.

 I also measured the diameter of the mounting screws so I could select a bit that was bigger, but not too much bigger.
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BladeSG

Re: Neumann Vintage U87 Clone : Build Thread.
« Reply #3146 on: September 13, 2019, 08:07:48 PM »
 Thanks Ricardus, appreciated greatly.

BladeSG

Re: Neumann Vintage U87 Clone : Build Thread.
« Reply #3147 on: September 21, 2019, 05:50:31 AM »
Finished the build. My first LDC.

Beesnessz K8 capsule & AMI T13. Everything seems to work as it should. Chose FET around 11.0mA and biased with scope and ended up approx. 10.8V after bias.

Never used a real one but this is indeed very very impressive. Easily the best mic I own now. Thanks to Dany especially and everyone who posted useful information in this thread.

I made a little mount to replace the plastic one in the China body to suit the Bees K8 capsule.

Ricardus

Re: Neumann Vintage U87 Clone : Build Thread. New
« Reply #3148 on: September 21, 2019, 09:51:52 AM »
Awesome!

I just used mine the other night to do a stereo recording of a Big Band that I did live sound for. Came out great.

Can't wait to build another pair.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2019, 02:40:04 PM by Ricardus »
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