shaggy

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2014, 01:46:03 PM »
Almost finished prototypes...

Dave (shaggy)
"Build stuff or get off my lawn!"


bernbrue

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2014, 01:55:25 PM »
Shaggy, absolutely amazing!! I raise my hat to you!! I go green with envy!

"Build or Die" - love that motto!


regards
Bernd

shaggy

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2014, 02:05:18 PM »
Thank you Bernd 8>]
I can see you also have the passion!

Dave (shaggy)
"Build stuff or get off my lawn!"

ioaudio

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2014, 02:10:53 PM »
Those look so tasty i wanna eat them! Great stuff!

-Max

bremusound

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2014, 02:24:40 PM »
These look absolutely amazing!!
GREAT work! Congratulations!

shaggy

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2014, 03:12:50 PM »
Thanks very much for the compliments, guys. Please feel free to post any questions or ideas you might have regarding possible applications or improvements. It would be very helpful feedback.

thanks again
Dave (shaggy)
"Build stuff or get off my lawn!"

ln76d

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2014, 06:12:57 PM »
In fact! Amazing :) Do you have any plans to anodize the bodies?

weiss

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2014, 06:33:25 PM »
Thanks very much for the compliments, guys. Please feel free to post any questions or ideas you might have regarding possible applications or improvements. It would be very helpful feedback.

No offense, but can anyone explain to me please, what is the sense of imitating a thousand dollar microphone circuit and at the same time using a cheap china capsule? Isn't the capsule the important part here or is it only temporary?
But nice creative work anyway and thanks for your ideas! ;)

weiss
« Last Edit: August 26, 2014, 06:39:36 PM by weiss »

ln76d

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2014, 06:41:37 PM »

No offense, but can anyone explain to me please, what is the sense of imitating a thousand dollar microphone circuit and at the same time using a cheap china capsule? Isn't the capsule the important part here or is it only temporary?
But nice creative work anyway and thanks for your ideas! ;)

weiss
Capsule is that kind of part, which you can always change for something better.
Paraphrasing your question - what is the sense of imitating a thousand dollar microphone circuit (even with exclusive parts) and at the same time using a cheap yucky china bodies (like many people do that)? Good mike body - good start :)
Of course in my opinion :)

weiss

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2014, 06:44:58 PM »
Capsule is that kind of part, which you can always change for something better.
Paraphrasing your question - what is the sense of imitating a thousand dollar microphone circuit (even with exclusive parts) and at the same time using a cheap yucky china bodies (like many people do that)? Good mike body - good start :)
Of course in my opinion :)

sure, i got your point ;) nice projects


JessJackson

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2014, 07:03:03 PM »
Very nice work mate... Your head basket got me thinking... those metal pop filters which work by using angled mesh that redirects the air flow off to one side. Has anyone thought about building head baskets using this mesh material to circumvent the need of a pop stopper.

shaggy

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2014, 10:33:31 PM »
In fact! Amazing :) Do you have any plans to anodize the bodies?

Hi - Yes, definitely, but you need a fairly large number of parts before anodising or plating becomes cost-effective. My preference is for black or satin silver-anodized for aluminum, and black or nickel-plated for brass parts. These mics aren't at that stage yet.
BTW, the stereo coincident mic uses a lot of stainless steel because that's what I had laying around at the time. I'd probably have preferred brass, but it's more expensive, and not always easy to find in the right dimensions.

thanks!
Dave (shaggy)
« Last Edit: August 27, 2014, 02:21:40 PM by shaggy »
"Build stuff or get off my lawn!"

shaggy

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2014, 03:17:23 AM »
Capsule is that kind of part, which you can always change for something better.
Paraphrasing your question - what is the sense of imitating a thousand dollar microphone circuit (even with exclusive parts) and at the same time using a cheap yucky china bodies (like many people do that)? Good mike body - good start :)
Of course in my opinion :)

sure, i got your point ;) nice projects

Thanks Weiss. As In76d says, one can easily upgrade the capsule at any time. Also, for initial testing, a cheaper capsule saves risking the more expensive one (so yes, in this case it is 'only temporary').

cheers
Dave (shaggy)

« Last Edit: August 28, 2014, 03:31:32 AM by shaggy »
"Build stuff or get off my lawn!"

lkipod

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2014, 04:28:04 AM »
Dave they're absolutely gorgeous!

I didn't think diying AKG was even possible, so it's a real eye opener for me.

Thanks for sharing.

Moshe

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2014, 04:30:36 AM »
Almost finished prototypes...

Dave (shaggy)

I am for two ... ;)

benqbasic

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2014, 07:33:55 AM »
Impressive.  8)

gyraf

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2014, 08:51:03 AM »
I didn't think diying AKG was even possible, so it's a real eye opener for me.

They aren't. Don't let this fool you - even AKG never made the 414's to these standards.

Impressed.

Jakob E.
..note to self: don't let Harman run your company..

Deepdark

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2014, 08:58:48 AM »
Awesome. That is a killer metal job. Personnaly, I like the finish as it is :D
"I'm givin' you that money so I don't have to kill your ass."

shaggy

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2014, 11:18:57 AM »
Thanks again for all the compliments, guys.

Now if someone would only go to work on a C-414EB PC board, sourcing of o/p transformers, etc... 8>]

cheers
Dave (shaggy)
"Build stuff or get off my lawn!"

Dylan W

Re: shaggy's mics
« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2014, 04:00:22 PM »
These are awesome. Did you cut the brass with ruler and scribe?