- Jul 1, 2014
- Nashville, TN
Hello, everyone. I have been looking at doing a KM56 project for the sole purpose of taking on a new challenge. From doing my initial research, it seems the biggest hurdle to creating anything close to the original is going to be the capsule, which originally was skinned with nickel and apparently prone to being damaged more easily than traditional gold sputtered capsule. I had thought of finding an OEM solution but not exactly sure where to go. I had reached out to some electret manufacturers about a dual capsule options but haven't heard back. I was also wondering about a custom edge terminated capsule but didn't know if that design could be made small enough to fit inside a KM56 sized head basket. I can even go as far as to acquire an original KM56 and dissect it for science, but even after recreating dimensional and mechanical drawings, will it even be worthwhile knowing that there will be an issue trying to find a suitable capsule?