analogguru

KQ - E300
« on: April 07, 2021, 10:09:52 PM »
Anybody already played around with this ?:
https://www.ebay.at/itm/KQ-JW-E300-Pro-Vocal-Handheld-Wired-Condenser-Microphone-Audio-Broadcast-Recor/333780840701?hash=item4db6e370fd:g:VioAAOSwY2pedXml

I mean the look is a matter of taste, but the specification claims for this price.... wow:

transformer balanced

Material: Metal
Pattern: Cardioid Uni-directional
Working Voltage: 5-48V
Frequency: 20Hz - 20KHz
Sensitivity: -32dB±1dB
SNR: 78dB


RuudNL

Re: KQ - E300
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 03:04:04 AM »
You know, if it looks too good to be true...  ;)
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abbey road d enfer

Re: KQ - E300
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 11:25:33 AM »
Is there any reason for these specs to be anything other than fantasy?
The only way to know is buying one...
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analogguru

Re: KQ - E300
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2021, 02:03:07 PM »
Is there any reason for these specs to be anything other than fantasy?
The only way to know is buying one...
I already did that...  € 13,40 including shipping and paypal exchange commission is within my possibilities....  I mean this is two times not a visit to th local burger-station... really healthy.... let's see what's inside when it arrives.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2021, 02:25:03 PM by analogguru »

RuudNL

Re: KQ - E300
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2021, 02:14:32 PM »
In the past I ordered a more expensive Chinese microphone (at the risk of making the biggest mistake in my life!), but it was surprisingly good. So, you never know...  :D
Please, keep us informed!
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http://www.vansteenisaudio.nl

kingkorg

Re: KQ - E300
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2021, 03:20:00 PM »
The one i bought had a capsule directly soldered to the xlr. No electronics. Needles to say, there wasn't much sound coming out of it. Maybe that's what they call transformer coupled. Or it could have been just just a coincidence. I did get a refund.

RuudNL

Re: KQ - E300
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2021, 03:23:28 PM »
The one i bought had a capsule directly soldered to the xlr. No electronics.
You probably had the TLM version, without transformer for better quality!  ;D
There is a solution for every problem!

http://www.vansteenisaudio.nl

mjrippe

Re: KQ - E300
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2021, 04:21:17 PM »
Ordered one for $13.07 USD including tax.  I hope it does not work so I won't feel bad gutting it to make an end address LDC.

kingkorg

Re: KQ - E300
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2021, 05:12:37 PM »
Ordered one for $13.07 USD including tax.  I hope it does not work so I won't feel bad gutting it to make an end address LDC.
Which is exactly what i did.  ;D

analogguru

Re: KQ - E300
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2021, 06:22:05 PM »
.... I hope it does not work so I won't feel bad gutting it to make an end address LDC.
Ohhh.... I think better when you pray for that, otherwise it may happen that it looks like this one inside ;) :


« Last Edit: April 08, 2021, 06:42:38 PM by analogguru »


mjrippe

Re: KQ - E300
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2021, 05:02:51 PM »
Which is exactly what i did.  ;D

Cool!  Is there enough room inside for a sub-miniature tube and output transformer?

kingkorg

Re: KQ - E300
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2021, 05:41:00 PM »
I cant tell really, depends i guess. It would have to be a really tiny transformer.

mjrippe

Re: KQ - E300
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2021, 05:53:20 PM »
I cant tell really, depends i guess. It would have to be a really tiny transformer.

Or maybe xfmr "above" the tube, or in the PSU.

fsalter

Re: KQ - E300
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2021, 06:24:14 PM »
I bought 3 of these. 2 were ok, one was unusable. My main goal anyways was to gut them and turn them into something usable. One has a JLI TSB-165 capsule ( drop-in replacement for the original capsule), and 2 have a TSB-2555 larger capsule. All have a Russelltech Schoeps based preamp. The donor body is really nice.


 

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