camarada78

c414 EB or c414 B-ULS clone built, is it possible?
« on: July 30, 2019, 09:34:40 AM »
Hello,

I've seen a lot of great mics being cloned around here but i couldnt find and threads on building the vintage c414EB or B-ULS. Why is it? Is it not worth it?

have a good day.
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Khron

Re: c414 EB or c414 B-ULS clone built, is it possible?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2019, 10:21:05 AM »
They might not have the same "alure" as their arguably more renowned German and/or tube-equipped counterparts, would be my suspicion :P

That being said, i've done some stuff sort of in that vague direction, but haven't had access (so far) to any AKG's in order to do any comparisons, but for what it's worth...

https://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=61084.msg773828#msg773828
http://khronscave.blogspot.com/2017/10/16-bm800-modding-part-2-ck12-k47.html
http://khronscave.blogspot.com/2017/05/cheap-chinese-bm800-microphone-modding.html
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Re: c414 EB or c414 B-ULS clone built, is it possible?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2019, 10:21:50 AM »
Hi,
i'd build a 414eb clone with a SE 4400a body, Tim's CT12 capsule and swap/mod the circuit board to match the original and add a 2:1 output transformer.
Quite expensive in the end but you'll have 90% of the original sound IMHO

regards
Fred

Avgatzeblouz

Re: c414 EB or c414 B-ULS clone built, is it possible?
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2019, 03:09:22 PM »
Why not just stick a Tim or OPR capsule in a Warm Audio 414 ?

Re: c414 EB or c414 B-ULS clone built, is it possible?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2019, 03:52:04 AM »
wa-14 is another option, however the body and headbasket  are bigger , that will modify a bit the sound...


 

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