Fitting smaller PCB into larger mic body
« on: March 05, 2019, 02:27:28 PM »
If you have a PCB with the kind of standard mounting holes that makes it perfect for most generic MXL's like the V63M or 2001. and would like to install it into a nicer, much wider body, like the SYT-5 in Chunger's shop, what would be the best way to do it?


Re: Fitting smaller PCB into larger mic body
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 02:30:58 PM »
cheap quick and dirty: Suspend it on zip ties.

nice and more robust: Build a supporting frame out of plastic/acrylic/pcb board that allows to mount the small PCB on the frame, and the frame in the body.

Khron

Re: Fitting smaller PCB into larger mic body
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 02:37:06 PM »
"Middle of the road" method: use two strips of blank PCB material, drill holes in the appropriate places to fasten them to the small PCB and to the mic chassis ;)
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Re: Fitting smaller PCB into larger mic body
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 03:38:09 PM »
Great suggestions, guys! Much appreciated.

Should I also make sure there is a proper ground connection across whatever adapter from the chassis rail to the pcb mounting hole as well?

Khron

Re: Fitting smaller PCB into larger mic body
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2019, 04:27:02 PM »
It definitely won't hurt.

If you're gonna use PCB pieces, i'd use those with the copper layer facing the chassis (assuming it's single-sided material).
"Live" PCB to the "adapters" should make good-enough contact through the screws/nuts you clamp them together with.

Great suggestions, guys! Much appreciated.

Should I also make sure there is a proper ground connection across whatever adapter from the chassis rail to the pcb mounting hole as well?
Khron's Cave - Electronics - Audio - Teardowns - Mods - Repairs - Projects - Music - Rants - Shenanigans

Re: Fitting smaller PCB into larger mic body
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2019, 05:55:59 PM »
Thank you, Khron!


 

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