C 12 point to point home made body. Very DIY
« on: April 02, 2019, 04:40:10 PM »
I have been busy. I thought this was worth sharing with the group that inspired me to do it. The three images on the left are what I have made, the three on the right are of an original AKG C12 I was trying copy. The AKG goes for around $15K and up. The copy I made from a piece of exhaust pipe, a left over drawer track, a brass plumbing plug, and about $150 worth of components including the capsule, grill, and the transformer. I am pretty chuffed with the result.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2019, 08:37:48 AM by creation »


cyrano

Re: C 12 point to point home made body. Very DIY
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 06:23:27 PM »
Nice work!

What did you use as capsule?
Why is it people love to believe and hate to know?

RuudNL

Re: C 12 point to point home made body. Very DIY
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 03:43:09 AM »
Looks good!
There is a solution for every problem!

http://www.vansteenisaudio.nl

dmp

Re: C 12 point to point home made body. Very DIY
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2019, 11:24:16 AM »
Very cool! Nice DIY

Re: C 12 point to point home made body. Very DIY
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2019, 12:14:50 PM »
Awesome!!! Where did you get that transformer?

RuudNL

Re: C 12 point to point home made body. Very DIY
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 02:33:52 PM »
It looks like the transformer from an Apex 460
(In fact very good transformers!)
There is a solution for every problem!

http://www.vansteenisaudio.nl

Re: C 12 point to point home made body. Very DIY
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2019, 03:23:44 PM »
Exactly! I was hoping there is some other source besides dismembered Apexes, therefore i asked :)

Re: C 12 point to point home made body. Very DIY
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2019, 11:01:59 PM »
It is a an Apex 460 trans, I am waiting on a  shipment for a 13114.  I plan to put this one back into a modified 460 that I am using as a U47 clone.  The capsule is from WGTCenter, and it sure looks and acts like an RK-12 but costs $50. I also plan on getting a brass tube for about $25. This was a prototype first attempt built on the cheap. I just got into this DIY thing a couple months ago. I knew very little about the insides of microphones. I taught myself to read a schematic, modified a couple 460s, built a Matador C12 and 251, and then decided I would go from scratch on a point to point full size C12.  Next up, I am working on a copy of a 251 in a plexiglass tube and all that. The polar switch might be a little too much, and I like the switching from the PSU anyway, but I want to build  it modular like the original.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2019, 06:50:53 AM by creation »

Re: C 12 point to point home made body. Very DIY
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2019, 01:49:48 PM »
Very nice  :D

Re: C 12 point to point home made body. Very DIY
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2019, 04:40:20 PM »
Impressive work!


ssp3

Re: C 12 point to point home made body. Very DIY
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2019, 02:05:40 AM »
Bravo, creation! This is exactly how it should be done!

funkymonksf

Re: C 12 point to point home made body. Very DIY
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2019, 03:40:09 PM »
Very nice work!

ln76d

Re: C 12 point to point home made body. Very DIY
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2019, 02:55:40 PM »
Cool! Congratulations!

Re: C 12 point to point home made body. Very DIY
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2019, 08:59:34 PM »
Nice work!

I'm likewise in the middle of some builds using different bodies. I have a 460 clone as yet unmodified and also a Behringer T47 which is generally considered too irksome to mod though I can see a way of doing it. I've fitted a LDC capsule and I just have to stuff the new parts on some perfboard.

I also have some aluminium exhaust pipe - available in the UK in 50mm and 63mm diameter. I'm also looking at square 50mm tube with radiuses corners. Using simple circuits with EF86, 5670 and 6J1P-EV. OPTs either Lundahl LL1530 in 7:1 or Neutrik NTE 10/3. I'll post some pics when I have one working.

iprovlek

Re: C 12 point to point home made body. Very DIY
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2019, 04:20:47 AM »
Great recreation Creation..... ;)

Looks great....


Re: C 12 point to point home made body. Very DIY
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2019, 12:03:33 AM »
You nailed the body. Looks like it's a pretty similar size.

I think an RK-12 works better in a 251 clone anyway. The frequency response in the 251 seems to change depending on pattern somewhat similarly to what the K67 capsules do. At least according  the specs published. I don't have a 251 to measure to confirm that.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2019, 12:08:18 AM by Icantthinkofaname »


 

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