iturnknobs

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2018, 01:23:19 PM »
...and here is where I am attempting to check signal at fet drain which also is the junction of C2, C4 and R4. I do not seem to be reading anything with my scope. I have double checked scope operation by referencing the injected signal. I have tried this with phantom power applied and not. 48v does not seem necessary for this calibration. I have built 2 of these mics and each is the same. I thinik I am either making a silly mistake or my FETs are no good. Seems odd that 2 would be bad, but I did buy "real" 2N3819s off eBay from someone in the UK. Any ideas?


TillM

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2018, 01:26:28 PM »
Ruud give an advice at the white market, you can’t bias it like a U87, I remember that he told, that’s capacitor is needed for.
Maybe he can tell us something about the biasing again.

wowi

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2018, 03:59:07 AM »
I am not shure, but i think you have to feed the signal into the coupling cap c1.
So you can go to the capsule terminal.

To the CM-5722: Can i cut the Whi/Brn  Whi/Red and the Whi/Blk Whi cable or do i have to connect them ?

TillM

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2018, 04:23:43 AM »
Connect them

mrcase

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2018, 05:34:54 AM »
will there be another batch of these. I remembered there was talk about that. ;)
I would love 2 of these!

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2018, 05:41:05 PM »
will there be another batch of these. I remembered there was talk about that. ;)
I would love 2 of these!

Next week  ;)

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2018, 07:58:38 PM »
Yay!
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: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2018, 09:32:12 PM »
I'm wanting two!!!  Can't wait to order. 

RuudNL

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2018, 03:11:35 PM »
There is a solution for every problem!

http://www.vansteenisaudio.nl

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #29 on: December 25, 2018, 04:20:14 AM »


Potato Cakes

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2018, 05:12:23 AM »
Hello, everyone,

Just in case the White Market thread disappears with information like calibration, I thought I would post it here for safe keeping. Many thanks to RuuDNL for originally providing this procedure:

"Connect a signal generator through a capacitor (~1000 pF) to the gate of the FET. 1Khz or so is fine.
Replace the source resistor temporarily with a 10 K.ohm trimpot.
Increase the level of the signal generator until you get distortion (oscilloscope or distortion analyzer).
Adjust the trimpot for lowest distortion and symmetrical clipping.
Measure the value of the trimpot and replace the trimpot with a fixed resistor with the value you measured.
That's it
!"

And a further explanation:

"Just connect the capacitor to the 'pin' that connects to the capsule.
The audio generator signal feeds to the (not connected) side of this capacitor.  (And the ground wire of course.)
The capacitor is to separate the polarisation voltage. You don't want +46 V or so on you signal generator!
If you don't have an oscilloscope or a distortion analyzer, you can also do this by ear.
Turn the trimpot slowly until minimal distortion (on a sinewave) is heard.
Then increase the level of the signal level, and adjust the trimpot again.
Of course you need to connect the XLR to an amplifier!
"

Thanks!

Paul

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2018, 09:53:45 AM »
THANKS for posting that procedure!!!

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2019, 10:56:19 AM »
Hey guys, I’m wanting to pull the trigger on a couple of these, but I don’t own or have access to an oscilloscope, so I’m a bit concerned at how I would calibrate. Anyone have a guide on a work-around?

Potato Cakes

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2019, 11:50:10 AM »
Hey guys, I’m wanting to pull the trigger on a couple of these, but I don’t own or have access to an oscilloscope, so I’m a bit concerned at how I would calibrate. Anyone have a guide on a work-around?

Read the above post again. All the way through this time....


Thanks!

Paul

GraemeWoller

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2019, 03:37:46 PM »
Hi Peeps,

It's been a while coming, work, kids, life, fishing, etc... but here's a .pdf build guide to help everyone out with getting their mics together. It's talking to the newest DIYer but hopefully it'll be a handy way for anyone to get stuck into the fun without too many headaches!

http://bit.ly/2ML5aOv

Rock On!

Graeme

iturnknobs

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2019, 09:23:01 AM »
Hi Peeps,

It's been a while coming, work, kids, life, fishing, etc... but here's a .pdf build guide to help everyone out with getting their mics together. It's talking to the newest DIYer but hopefully it'll be a handy way for anyone to get stuck into the fun without too many headaches!

http://bit.ly/2ML5aOv

Rock On!

Graeme

Thanks for the build guide. I think that the one thing I didn't see is that the opening for the transformer is a bit small. I had to file the opening bigger to get mine to fit. This should be done first, before populating the pcb with components so leads aren't potentially broken. This might make life a bit easier. Check to see that it fits first, before populating.

iturnknobs

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2019, 10:11:13 AM »
Just a comment about one of my mistakes hopefully to help others:

My signal generator defaults to 10kHz and 10Vpp when starting and this appears to burn out the 2n3819 in circuit when attempting biasing. That issue combined with a couple faulty transformers have caused me some significant troubleshooting time, but golly gee... I'm getting better at this DIY thing.

iturnknobs

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2019, 10:50:22 AM »
https://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=68862.0

Here's a link to some HAUFE BV-107 information.

Jim50hertz

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2019, 04:48:06 AM »
Anyone who has used the AMI T8 transformers have any clues as to which wire is which here?


"Nasty, talking to a slightly deaf journalist, had claimed only that the Rutles were bigger than Rod."

Gus

Re: Banzai's KM84 DIY Body & PCB kit build thread
« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2019, 08:26:48 AM »
Anyone who has used the AMI T8 transformers have any clues as to which wire is which here?



Is that how they are supplied?

If you have a DMM set it ohms and measure blue to blue and grey to grey first to check it. Blues should be higher resistance

Next test for the polarity will need signal generator and a scope you will need to look at the output and compare it to the input to check the polarity, or you could install it in the microphone and check the polarity against another known good microphone


 

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