martthie_08

Re: MK-U47 - build thread
« Reply #680 on: March 12, 2019, 06:07:32 AM »
I've taken liberty to resurrect the build information.
If this should disrupt anyones copyright please let me know and I will delete this post.


MK-U47 Tube Microphone Kit featuring:

Costum Headbasket made by Flea with Pattern Switch
Brass made body tube and bottom bell, bead-blasted and nickel-plated
Stainless internal structure
Bv.08 Transformer with 8 seperate sections from my own production
6028 single supply circuit with all parts including



including (back left to right):

body tube
bottom bell with power resistor mounted + internal structure
Headbasket pattern switch
Transformer + resistor board
High-Z board with screws, teflon isolators, shims for variable capsule mount height
solder lugs and subminiature reed-contact
Black rubber band for tube shock-mount
Tube deck + tube sockets, screws,


(front left to right):
Wiring, yellow wire sleeve, shrink tube
Binder connector for mic and cable
Bv.08 Transformer
PIO and styroflex capacitors, resistors

to complete the microphone, you'll need:
a capsule + holder
a single supply 105v PSU
a microphone cable (cable connector to mic included)

Completed kit with Flea capsule holder:



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BUILD:

Schematic:



Wiring Plan:


we start from the bottom up.



Use small pieces of wire to bridge contacts as shown





wire the connector according to the original schematics
Solder a lug to the end of one black wire
1: White
2: Blue
3+4+6: Black x 2
5: Red



Unscrew this resistor



Solder yellow and red wire



use shrink tube for isolation




mount the resistor back in



unscrew the ring of the connector and place it
in the bottom bell, aligning the keyway/slot



carefully place the ring and tighten



unscrew the nut and place the solder luck and re-tighten





paint the transformer/resistor board (not shown: use a file after breaking)




Solder together the boards as shown, check for right angle





place and solder all resistors as shown




place and solder all wires as shown








Be careful handling the transformer
place and solder the transformer as shown





Before soldering the big capacitors it's time to mount the whole thing into the mic







insert the screws and attach the nuts, do not overtighten!





Place and solder the two green capacitors as shown








The yellow sleeve will be cut like this to fir through the hole





Carefully cut and drill (pierce) the rubber band as according to this measurements




unscrew these parts



mount the tube sockets, check for orientation!





bend and add a solder lug





attach and solder short black wire



Wire up as shown













attach the rubber band




mounting the tube deck




feed through the wire sleeve



attach the yellow, red and blue wire to the corresponding pins




Be careful with overheating when building the highZ portion of the circuit



bend and place the solder lugs as shown







a small wire bridge, do not solder yet



the reed contact must be oriented and placed carefully BE VERY CAREFUL HERE





do not bend the contact after soldering or i will break



you can hold the tiny contact like this for placement



to have free access, slide the middle lug away




the contacts inside the glass envelope must be oriented this way





solder second side only after orientation is correct



more wire bridges and placing parts, place everything before soldering, solder quickly









the teflon feed throughs



push the carefully to place, grabbing them by the top teflon part







solder the two black wires



mount the highZ board + spacer as shown








attach the wires to the teflon feed throughs



attach the rest of the wires





place the tubes



Shown with a Flea capsule holder








vinylwall

Re: MK-U47 - build thread
« Reply #681 on: July 16, 2019, 09:55:50 AM »
In case anyone is interested, I have a fully assembled iOAudio MK-U47 for sale:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/183885135025?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Jimi Ray


 

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