Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #740 on: December 24, 2018, 07:39:37 PM »
A question - the turret marked G that looks like a star ground has the insulator to keep it from contacting the board and five components attached to the top side. What attaches to the bottom side? Anything?

Thanks
Seth

The definition of insanity: "Hey, this thing could be really cool - if I had the money to fix it up, which I don't, but if I did it could be really cool - if I had the time, which I don't, but


Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #741 on: December 29, 2018, 09:46:21 AM »
...the isolation pin on the 47FET Just supports the HZ component that connet to the FET ,

Best,
Dan,

Ah, the answer to my question, on page 18, of this thread. Pardon my laziness...
Seth

The definition of insanity: "Hey, this thing could be really cool - if I had the money to fix it up, which I don't, but if I did it could be really cool - if I had the time, which I don't, but

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #742 on: December 30, 2018, 12:31:03 PM »
http://www.sethglassman.com/FET47%20test.mp3

Unfortunately, my U47 FET is making a weird rhythmic noise and not passing audio. An mp3 of the noise is linked above. Can anyone suggest a place to start looking for the problem? Fet installed incorrectly? Thanks.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2018, 12:36:20 PM by jrmintz »
Seth

The definition of insanity: "Hey, this thing could be really cool - if I had the money to fix it up, which I don't, but if I did it could be really cool - if I had the time, which I don't, but

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #743 on: December 30, 2018, 06:03:31 PM »
My voltages are definitely weird:

At the intersection of R20 and R21 I have 11V.
At point ‘B’ on the board I have 9V.
At the intersection of C7 and T5 I have 11V,
13.2V at T7 and R17,
11.4V at T5 andR16.

I’m using an outboard AKG phantom supply that’s putting out 53V, and at the pads that connect to the XLR I have 13V between pin 2 and ground and pin 3 and ground. Obviously something is pulling the voltage down.

Edit, a couple of hours later: The problem is I seem to have bought some counterfeit 2N3819s. I tested the others in the batch I bought and they read like BJTs, not JFETs, thought they're marked 2N3819.  Caveat emptor.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2018, 10:11:45 PM by jrmintz »
Seth

The definition of insanity: "Hey, this thing could be really cool - if I had the money to fix it up, which I don't, but if I did it could be really cool - if I had the time, which I don't, but

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #744 on: January 02, 2019, 01:29:18 PM »
I wound up using a J201 FET in the mic and I just recorded some bass drum - it sounds amazing! I used an AMI FET47 transformer and a BeezNeez capsule. I'm really thrilled - thank you Poctop!
Seth

The definition of insanity: "Hey, this thing could be really cool - if I had the money to fix it up, which I don't, but if I did it could be really cool - if I had the time, which I don't, but

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #745 on: February 04, 2019, 08:25:09 AM »
I have the same problem on my DIY U47FET
i have just a little sound
i have not gain

all the capacitors are goods and the resistors ans fet

My transformer is a cinemag 13101

Where is the problem
help me please 

TillM

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #746 on: February 04, 2019, 06:58:00 PM »
I have the same problem on my DIY U47FET
i have just a little sound
i have not gain

all the capacitors are goods and the resistors ans fet

My transformer is a cinemag 13101

Where is the problem
help me please

First check again all transistor directions and if you choose the right ones.
Then check your soldering at the Hi-Z area.
Where did you source your FET ?

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #747 on: February 07, 2019, 02:51:35 PM »
Check to be sure your fets really are fets.
Seth

The definition of insanity: "Hey, this thing could be really cool - if I had the money to fix it up, which I don't, but if I did it could be really cool - if I had the time, which I don't, but


Ricardus

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #749 on: February 07, 2019, 05:40:53 PM »
Check to be sure your fets really are fets.

Yes. Lots of fake 2N3819s on Ebay. I know. I bought some.
Audio mastering for hire..


useme2305

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #750 on: February 08, 2019, 06:57:25 AM »
Will these pcbs fit in these bodies?  https://store.studio939.com/product/budget-47-body-kit

yes, this body wont be too small that's for sure. the boards wont go in there without any extra holes in those rails along with some metal angles.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2019, 07:01:58 AM by useme2305 »

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #751 on: March 10, 2019, 12:40:01 PM »
Around 36 hours ago I finished my D-U47 FET build: Alctron GT-2B body, Ben & Veronica Sneesby's K7 capsule and Dr. Mark Fouxman's (Samar) transformer.  I built it specifically for kick drum and can't wait to try it.  It fired up and worked right away (THANKS!!) and, I have to say--the sound on my recorded speaking voice makes it seem like it might also be a great vocal mic: clean, fast,  'chesty' and powerful-sounding, low sibilance (a BIG plus) and it has 'vibe'.  Excited to get some hours of real recording on it.  THANKS to all who made this journey possible!!!  And I'll report back on the sonics. 

Govinda Doyle

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #752 on: March 29, 2019, 08:32:07 AM »
hey guys
I just built one of these, but im having a strange noise
no sound coming from capsule but im having this rhythmical noise?
do I have the capsule connected wrong?
thanks in advance
G

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2wwcq5mohq5u96c/rhythmical%20noise.mp3?dl=0

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #753 on: May 04, 2019, 01:58:32 PM »
The 47FET I built specifically for kick drum (and love for that) has been getting some use in other areas: I used it on Dun Dun (a BIG drum with animal hide heads that still have the fur on them) and also on trombone, where it gave me an 'instant James Pankow' (of Chicago) sound.  Very happy with this mic. 

Spencerleehorton

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #754 on: June 10, 2019, 02:13:49 PM »
Here is a pic of some FET47 bodies I’ve been making, these are already sold but I do have some more in the pipeline if anyone’s interested?

I’ll do some photos of the insides and my other builds to show how I’ve done it.
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!
Or a snake!!!

Spencerleehorton

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #755 on: June 11, 2019, 03:26:22 AM »
this may have been covered as i havent had time to look through all the posts but what arrangement have people done for the two switches, -10db pad and LC?
one needs a DPDT style switch, do they do a sliding mini DPDT version?
the LC needs a sliding SPST, i'd like to include these into the build if i can rather than have the jumper inside.
Any info would be wonderful.
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!
Or a snake!!!

vinylwall

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #756 on: June 11, 2019, 09:30:24 AM »
I'm thinking I might be interested in up to 3 of these.  Looking forward to seeing more pics of internals, etc.  Jimi Ray
Jimi Ray


Spencerleehorton

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #758 on: June 13, 2019, 01:09:40 PM »
Has anyone done the full 3 switches externally?
The original used the puck style pcbs and the switches are easily put between two pcbs.
With the square pcbs it’s a bit more tricky, would have to either put switches on top of the capsule mount or bellow capsule mount?
« Last Edit: June 13, 2019, 01:14:36 PM by Spencerleehorton »
website: www.mohawkstudios.co.uk
email: [email protected]

If it hisses its probably the wrong impedance!!!
Or a snake!!!

duantro

Re: Neumann U47FET Clone: D-U47 FET Microphone Project PCB Build thread
« Reply #759 on: June 13, 2019, 07:25:34 PM »
Has anyone done the full 3 switches externally?
The original used the puck style pcbs and the switches are easily put between two pcbs.
With the square pcbs it’s a bit more tricky, would have to either put switches on top of the capsule mount or bellow capsule mount?
It's hard to say without seeing the internals of these bodies and how much space the square pcb's have. Maybe a pcb could be made to attach to the top plate that the capsule mount is on, with standoffs?


 

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