camarada78

Best KM-84 capsule alternative?
« on: March 10, 2020, 04:04:38 PM »
Ive build a few LDC (87 clones mainly) and repair another bunch. But recently a client came with a badly injuried KM-84, with a working circuit but a bad capsule. A new one is not worth the repair since he can buy used ones for about the same around here.  But he wants to put an alternative, cheaper capsule.

What would be the best alternative capsules to mount on a km84 grill?

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TillM

Re: Best KM-84 capsule alternative?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2020, 04:11:15 PM »
there will only fit neumann km84 capsules

camarada78

Re: Best KM-84 capsule alternative?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2020, 04:28:24 PM »
there will only fit neumann km84 capsules

Good to know. Not even if I replace the whole head with screw and grill?
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gyraf

Re: Best KM-84 capsule alternative?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 08:17:08 AM »
According to my info, the KM84 capsule is relatively affordable as a spare part when you get it directly from Berlin..

Right now I'm having a KM85 converted to '84 by replacing outer housing and capsule..

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

camarada78

Re: Best KM-84 capsule alternative?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2020, 04:50:05 PM »
According to my info, the KM84 capsule is relatively affordable as a spare part when you get it directly from Berlin..

Right now I'm having a KM85 converted to '84 by replacing outer housing and capsule..

/Jakob E.

i only found for around 550usd + shipping.  In Brazil, that would be around U$900 (with taxes). For that price you can get a brand new km184 here or almost a pair of km184 used ones.  I was thinking around 250usd (price for very good peluso capsules for example). But they are not compatible.
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Fuzz Face

Re: Best KM-84 capsule alternative?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2020, 07:31:25 PM »
I think I remember reading that the Warm Audio KK84 “clone” fits the KM84 body

I don’t really know anything about it, but might be worth looking into

TillM

Re: Best KM-84 capsule alternative?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2020, 04:13:12 AM »
I think I remember reading that the Warm Audio KK84 “clone” fits the KM84 body

I don’t really know anything about it, but might be worth looking into

nope, don't fit. They are are bit wider than the original.
Also the Peluso capsules will not fit.

RuudNL

Re: Best KM-84 capsule alternative?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2020, 04:27:13 AM »
True.
Besides that: if you look at the Warm Audio 'team', I only see marketing people and repair technicians.
So: don't they have any development engineers in their 'team' ?
https://warmaudio.com/team/
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Re: Best KM-84 capsule alternative?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2020, 09:32:21 AM »
True.
Besides that: if you look at the Warm Audio 'team', I only see marketing people and repair technicians.
So: don't they have any development engineers in their 'team' ?
https://warmaudio.com/team/
I don't think they have any engineers or anything like that. I believe all of their stuff is outsourced to companies like 3U Audio.

Recording Engineer

Re: Best KM-84 capsule alternative?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2020, 01:10:09 PM »
What about Beesneez?


 

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