Fitting smaller PCB into larger mic body

Wordsushi

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If you have a PCB with the kind of standard mounting holes that makes it perfect for most generic MXL's like the V63M or 2001. and would like to install it into a nicer, much wider body, like the SYT-5 in Chunger's shop, what would be the best way to do it?
 

tonzauber

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cheap quick and dirty: Suspend it on zip ties.

nice and more robust: Build a supporting frame out of plastic/acrylic/pcb board that allows to mount the small PCB on the frame, and the frame in the body.
 

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"Middle of the road" method: use two strips of blank PCB material, drill holes in the appropriate places to fasten them to the small PCB and to the mic chassis ;)
 

Wordsushi

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Great suggestions, guys! Much appreciated.

Should I also make sure there is a proper ground connection across whatever adapter from the chassis rail to the pcb mounting hole as well?
 

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It definitely won't hurt.

If you're gonna use PCB pieces, i'd use those with the copper layer facing the chassis (assuming it's single-sided material).
"Live" PCB to the "adapters" should make good-enough contact through the screws/nuts you clamp them together with.

Wordsushi said:
Great suggestions, guys! Much appreciated.

Should I also make sure there is a proper ground connection across whatever adapter from the chassis rail to the pcb mounting hole as well?
 
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