Re: Vintage Tube & FET Microphone (D-U67 D-U87 D-U47FET D-M49 D-M269c)
« Reply #529 on: September 26, 2013, 09:36:11 AM »
Anybody tried to build the M269C kit for a real U87ai?

I've always been tempted by the InnerTube kit, but it's rather costly, and if this M269C kit would fit the U87ai, I would expect the result to be as good or even better?
Would the challenge be mainly in the metal-work to hold the boards?

Regards,

characterstudios


Re: Vintage Tube & FET Microphone (D-U67 D-U87 D-U47FET D-M49 D-M269c)
« Reply #530 on: September 26, 2013, 10:11:14 AM »
Anybody tried to build the M269C kit for a real U87ai?

I've always been tempted by the InnerTube kit, but it's rather costly, and if this M269C kit would fit the U87ai, I would expect the result to be as good or even better?
Would the challenge be mainly in the metal-work to hold the boards?

Regards,

characterstudios

The mic pcb has been design for something a little bigger but i never tried it to adapt it for the real U87 body as almost no one get them them cheap,  but if you do have a enclosure of a real U87AI and wanted to see and take the challenge on fitting it inside then i will offer you a free kit if you promise to supply us with your picture along the way  ;),

Best,
DAn <


Re: Vintage Tube & FET Microphone (D-U67 D-U87 D-U47FET D-M49 D-M269c)
« Reply #531 on: September 26, 2013, 10:23:01 AM »
Hey, that's awesome, I'll settle for trying this with my U87ai! I'll start by just seeing if I can get the board itself to fit, if that doesn't work, I will of course send you back the kit!

I'll PM you to arrange for shipping (which I will pay for).

Regards,

characterstudios

micaddict

Re: Vintage Tube & FET Microphone (D-U67 D-U87 D-U47FET D-M49 D-M269c)
« Reply #532 on: September 26, 2013, 03:18:50 PM »
Win-win...
win.

 :)

Re: Vintage Tube & FET Microphone (D-U67 D-U87 D-U47FET D-M49 D-M269c)
« Reply #533 on: September 26, 2013, 03:28:12 PM »
Win-win...
win.

 :)

Win-win... win indeed :) This forum is made of win!

Just sent Dan the payment, I'll be updating the thread with pictures when I start working on this.

Regards,

characterstudios


Phrazemaster

Re: Vintage Tube & FET Microphone (D-U67 D-U87 D-U47FET D-M49 D-M269c)
« Reply #535 on: September 27, 2013, 05:04:12 PM »
Hey, that's awesome, I'll settle for trying this with my U87ai! I'll start by just seeing if I can get the board itself to fit, if that doesn't work, I will of course send you back the kit!

I'll PM you to arrange for shipping (which I will pay for).

Regards,

characterstudios

It's what I love about this forum...filled with classy guys! (And maybe gals too?  :o)
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Phrazemaster

Re: Vintage Tube & FET Microphone (D-U67 D-U87 D-U47FET D-M49 D-M269c)
« Reply #537 on: September 29, 2013, 03:20:31 PM »
Thanks Dan! You de man!
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Re: Vintage Tube & FET Microphone (D-U67 D-U87 D-U47FET D-M49 D-M269c)
« Reply #538 on: October 06, 2013, 04:56:46 PM »
Received the boards mid-week, and had some time tonight to take a quick pic with the amplifier of a U87ai to the side.

Thanks Dan!

Sorry for the crappy picture.

I think the whole thing might just fit, but will almost certainly have to get someone involved to do some machining on the metalwork for a new frame/connector that has a tiny bit more vertical space. Also need to figure out a way to make the top-connector to connect easily with the pins on the capsule head. Good times ahead, a perfect winter project :)

Regards,

characterstudios

Re: Vintage Tube & FET Microphone (D-U67 D-U87 D-U47FET D-M49 D-M269c)
« Reply #539 on: October 07, 2013, 08:01:57 AM »
Received the boards mid-week, and had some time tonight to take a quick pic with the amplifier of a U87ai to the side.

Thanks Dan!

Sorry for the crappy picture.

I think the whole thing might just fit, but will almost certainly have to get someone involved to do some machining on the metalwork for a new frame/connector that has a tiny bit more vertical space. Also need to figure out a way to make the top-connector to connect easily with the pins on the capsule head. Good times ahead, a perfect winter project :)


Great Keep me in the loop as the cold season goes,
Best,
dan,

Regards,

characterstudios