Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #700 on: January 13, 2018, 11:21:48 AM »
Thanks for trying with me.
I did not miss r16, I had to rewire it from the other side because I tried too much/too hard to find out what went wrong. Project n2 got everything in place.
The  floating connection have been checked and re-checked on both projects.
And I did clean almost everytime.
But obviously, I do something wrong.
I’m in France.


TillM

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #701 on: January 13, 2018, 11:47:07 AM »
Did you use everything from the BOM?
I Used first  the bc212 at my build, as on the original schematic,
They don’t work. So I take the 550/560 from the BOM.
What happen, when you install a capsule.
Did you check the voltages as shown on the schematic ?

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #702 on: January 13, 2018, 12:02:11 PM »
it looks like you're injecting a large signal.   
:o  :-[
Thank a lot Jeff. I was hitting that poor thing as hard as I can. Shame on me.
Of course,  it now looks like it is working.  :-[   ::)  ;D
I do have work / tests to do to find out if everything is fine but it seems way better.

deveng

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #703 on: January 13, 2018, 01:01:21 PM »
boomfred,

Next thing to do is use some isopropyl alcohol and clean the solder flux off the pcb.   Make sure its very clean as any flux on a high impedance circuit can mess with your signal!

Regards,
Jeff

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #704 on: January 15, 2018, 04:57:42 AM »
So, tests have been run, and everything works perfectly.

My advice : don't try to build this mic while you are trying to repair an Acoustic 126. Levels don't match.  ;)
Did I mention how dumb I am ?

Did you use everything from the BOM?
I Used first  the bc212 at my build, as on the original schematic,
They don’t work. So I take the 550/560 from the BOM.
What happen, when you install a capsule.
Did you check the voltages as shown on the schematic ?
I did stick to the BOM, and of course voltages were perfectly fine.

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #705 on: January 15, 2018, 01:44:16 PM »


how did you make the edges around the transformer? pieces of wood ? and is it black tape?

Thanks,
Baba

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #706 on: February 18, 2018, 01:07:16 PM »
To use the additional pad :
Do I have to put the 220M R but not in the R+No Hole or use 200 + 20 R ?

alx

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #707 on: February 23, 2018, 10:01:04 AM »
Hello there !

Quote
To use the additional pad :
Do I have to put the 220M R but not in the R+No Hole or use 200 + 20 R ?

babaorum : from what i've understood,  if you have a 220M resistor, just put it like the picture above, with an end into the No R+ hole.
if you don't , and if you have a 200M + 20M resistors then just put them in R2 and R2+ (and nothing in the No R+ hole).


I just finished mine, it has a clean sound (no hum) , output level is ok,  but it has no bass at all. It starts to cut below 300/400Hz.
the attached image is a pink noise sent to my monitors (to the right) , and recorded with the U47 FET (to the left) ...
could it be the styroflex ?

(edit : can't upload the image, error message saying the upload folder is full)

Thanks in advance...

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #708 on: March 03, 2018, 09:37:26 AM »
Ok Thanks, sorry the pad (attenuation) has no link with the R 220  ;D

I'm on the last stage of the project, Ihave a little question about the GND hole on the pcb , when we have the T49 transformer we don't need to have this one isn't it ? So we connect the XLR only to the 1-2-3 and leave the GND empty Am I right ?

Baba
« Last Edit: March 03, 2018, 12:24:11 PM by babaorum »

alx

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #709 on: March 07, 2018, 12:04:14 PM »
Hello again,
i still have a problem on mine : clean sound but no bass at all.
i checked my solders , component orientation... nothing strange.
i tested with a spare RK12 type capsule, same thing.
so it's not my RK47, the problem comes from the circuit.

i compared the U47 fet with another DIY mic i built (with RK47 capsule),  ECM8000, and AT4033.
if you look at the result, you'll see why i think there's a big problem on my built :


does anyone have a clue ?


ln76d

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #710 on: March 07, 2018, 12:12:22 PM »
Hello again,
i still have a problem on mine : clean sound but no bass at all.
i checked my solders , component orientation... nothing strange.
i tested with a spare RK12 type capsule, same thing.
so it's not my RK47, the problem comes from the circuit.

i compared the U47 fet with another DIY mic i built (with RK47 capsule),  ECM8000, and AT4033.
if you look at the result, you'll see why i think there's a big problem on my built :


does anyone have a clue ?

Did you used all original parts values? Is your build with switchable HPF? If not - check did you didn't do a fixed HPF by mistake.
Another thing which comes to mind - transformer wiring??

alx

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #711 on: March 07, 2018, 12:27:48 PM »
Thanks a lot for your reply ln76d !
yes i used original values. (i used the mouser BOM of this topic) 
my built is like the one on this topic, so it has a jumper for the Low Cut,
but i didn't put the jumper.
but I thought about that too, so i tested that the LC was not engaged without the jumper.
(anyway it starts to cut LF  around 300/400 Hz, so that would be a huge Low Cut.)

for the transformer (AMI T49),  i'm going to check that again...
(if i recall , when i read the topic, there was 2 different answers about how to wire it, so maybe i picked the wrong one ! :-) )

thanks again !

alx

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #712 on: March 07, 2018, 01:22:01 PM »
stupid question :
on the T49, you need to connect the inside pins of A-B and of C-D like that ?

alx

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #713 on: March 07, 2018, 01:47:01 PM »
so my T49 seems to be correctly wired :
1 (rt) : A
2 (br) : B
3 (vi) : D (xlr pin 3)
4 (bl) : C (xlr pin2)

i asked the stupid  question above because on the pcb, the 1(rt) and 2(br) are connected together (continuity test) when the inside pins of the transformer are connected. it doesn't seem normal to me (but maybe i'm wrong)
1(rt) and 2(br) on the pcb are not connected together when i disconnect the inside pins of the T49, but in that case, no sound (or very weak ) is coming out the microphone except "wind"...

so, are the 1(rt) and 2(br) are supposed to be connected together ?
if not, the T49 has a problem, right ?
« Last Edit: March 07, 2018, 01:52:56 PM by alx »

ln76d

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #714 on: March 07, 2018, 05:59:17 PM »
For the colors,  i didn't check the schematic or anything it's related to.
Isn't t49 exactly symetric - is there no possibility to connect it opposite? Or are there markings a/b/c/d?
I rather doubt that there's something wrong with transformer, untill you didn't overheat connector pins and loosed internaal connection.
If you are not sure transformer proper orientation then measure resistance A/B should be higher than C/D.

alx

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #715 on: March 08, 2018, 02:21:24 AM »
thanks again ln76d,
yes the a/b/c/d are written directly on the T49.


i checked the resistance :
 A/B = 15 ohm (so i guess my multimeter thinks it's like continuity)
 C/D=675 ohm
it's the opposite of the values i read in this topic !  :o

alx

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #716 on: March 08, 2018, 02:35:50 AM »
ok, so i "reversed" the connections on the T49 (A/B =xlr 2/3, and C/D=pcb 1/2) and...
plenty of bass ! beautiful sound !

so the folks at AMI put a sticker on the T49 to mark the A/B C/D, but they put it the wrong way ! (on mine)  >:(
i would have preferred no sticker at all...
but i'm dumb, i measured the resistance of A/B C/D but did not noticed they were reversed ...

anyway, i'm happy now..
thanks a lot  ln76d for pointing the right direction !
(and thanks to poctop for this great mic, now i want another one !)
« Last Edit: March 08, 2018, 03:45:41 AM by alx »

jeid

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #717 on: March 23, 2018, 09:32:10 AM »
Hello, I got my PCB's the other day, they are lovely looking. I've ordered pretty much everything but I'm not sure what XLR type to get to fit my SCT700/GT-2B unit? Any help on that front?

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #718 on: March 23, 2018, 09:41:59 AM »
Hello there,
I picked that : https://www.mouser.fr/ProductDetail/502-QG3M
The one on the right.

jeid

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #719 on: March 23, 2018, 10:08:47 AM »
Hello there,
I picked that : https://www.mouser.fr/ProductDetail/502-QG3M
The one on the right.


Thanks mate, typically, I'd just placed my order for the BOM, but I've managed to get Mouser to add this on. Appreciate the help :)


 

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