analogguru said:So why don't you fix it by putting some hot wax into the metal shielding ?
I don't have a real Neumann K87 capsule to compare with.RuudNL said:Does it have the same amount of HF boost as the original Neumann K87 capsule?
Recording Engineer said:I know. This is why people try alternatives ways. Plus, it makes things more interesting and inspires more creativity.
If just looking for a true replacement, I’m not sure anything but the original is going to satisfy. Then it gets down to how original the product is within the same manufacturer. Then we’re at gearslutz level. Slippery slope.
kimothebeatmaker said:I don't have any other microhones with a transformer in it. All of the mic pics online have the shield already covering the transformer.
Couldn't you just help me out and tell me?
45 years ago it was a common practice:RuudNL said:Usually, the transformer is wrapped in foam plastic, to prevent it from rattling in the shielding cup.
Personally, I wouldn't use wax or stuff like that. (I already imagine the mess you will get...)
RuudNL said:The main problem is that at the moment you have to change the HF feedback, you have no idea of what you are doing! Most people don't have an advanced measurement setup, so you have to do the change 'by ear'.
With the result that you can create a completely different microphone!
I have measured many K67/K87 capsules in the past and the conclusion is that they are all different.
To my surprise the RK87 by MicParts was almost identical to the original K87 from Neumann.
(But maybe I was just lucky...)
That is why I asked about the HF response. Ideally, it should be a drop in replacement, without any changes to the circuit.
Did I get this right that the owner of Dachman built his first DIY microphone ever only in late 2019? And a few months later he already started selling mic capsules and now a U87 kit?Gus said:more
I stopped listening after a few minutes
gyraf said:Jakob E.
Hello, could you expand on your comment please? I'm assuming that you're not very fond of "the peloso business model". I might give this kit a try, so I want to make sure that I'm not getting fooled. Thank you.
as already mentioned:
Another instance of the peluso business model..
Aah, but QC has its value (and I know you know it, Jakob) .gyraf said:When in reality what you do is simple QC.
abbey road d enfer said:[temporary hijack]On a different level, I found myself in a situation where I had to match two channels of x-over filters. I checked the price and availability of 1% caps and chose to sort out a batch of about 100 cheap chinese caps. I use a cheap dedicated meter (did I mention I'm cheap?) https://www.amazon.com/Longruner-Pocketable-Multifunctional-Backlight-Transistor/dp/B07C5LC486/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=capacitor+tester&qid=1614673196&sr=8-9
and after a half hour I had about a dozen of caps that were well into the +/-1% window.
This has already paid for the capmeter. [\temporary hijack]