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 on: Today at 05:31:03 am 
Started by Scott_Smith - Last post by Timtape
Something you almost never find in factory measurements is the proximity effect's variance.
This is, in practice, one of the most important factors when recording musical instruments or voices.

Yes it seems increasingly rare. Even a single plot published often has no reference to distance.

On another forum a fellow bought the latest Shure stage vocal mic, the expensive KSM8. It is ingeniously designed for minimum proximity effect in a cardioid mic. He  tried it and gave it to his performer friends to try it also. All of them rejected it. It seems that over time they had become so used to proximity effect  that  they couldn't cope without it and went back to the much cheaper mic.


Some do boost the upper bass, some the lower and some are especially constructed to reduce the boost like the Electrovoice RE20 with it's "Variable D" system.

Yes and the EV principle goes back to the 1950's.

https://www.prosoundweb.com/topics/education/variable_d_and_beyond_classic_ev_microphone_design_evolution/



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 on: Today at 12:56:52 am 
Started by Avgatzeblouz - Last post by afterlifestudios
Excellent. Thank you very much.


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 on: Today at 12:18:30 am 
Started by klaus - Last post by klaus
Please forgive the shameless abuse of my own forum rules (benevolent dictators take liberties sometimes): 
I am in search of a pre-1966 Strat or Tele (preferred), stock, unmodified, with original frets.
Would entertain a trade/partial trade for a collector's grade mic.

Offered on the usual sites, I have lately seen nothing but overpriced crap - which is not surprising, as I often tell clients: the cleanest mics never see eBay or Reverb, but usually find a good home through trusted collectors and their networks.

I will delete this post as soon as someone contacts me with a find at: klaus@germanmasterworks.com

Thanks for your attention, KH

 4 
 on: Yesterday at 11:26:20 pm 
Started by Avgatzeblouz - Last post by klaus
https://www.barryrudolph.com/recall/manuals/akg414eb.pdf
Read page 3, with picture of jumper bridge shown.

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 on: Yesterday at 10:26:10 am 
Started by Oleh Malyy - Last post by gtoledo3
You may want to consider testing the wall socket you are plugging into for ground continuity. If the socket doesnít have proper grounding there is a possibility it can result in this kind of hum.

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 on: Yesterday at 01:35:59 am 
Started by Avgatzeblouz - Last post by afterlifestudios
OK.  Would that be the jumper at R14?  Do you have any words of wisdom before I get the snips out?
Thanks,
John

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 on: February 18, 2019, 08:46:10 pm 
Started by Avgatzeblouz - Last post by klaus
Yes. It reduces stresses on your phantom supply, and may even avoid finder-cap hum.

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 on: February 18, 2019, 08:40:09 pm 
Started by Avgatzeblouz - Last post by afterlifestudios

Yes, any voltage from 9-52 VDC will power any silver-bodied AKG 414. Your headroom mileage may vary...
And that's why, on the EB, you could customize the amp's current consumption to Phantom-only use by snipping a wire bridge on the amp board.

Is this something I should do to my 414ebís?

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 on: February 18, 2019, 03:29:01 pm 
Started by Avgatzeblouz - Last post by Avgatzeblouz
Won't comment on the sound comparisons between original and copy, but if you go that route, you will also need to get a separate capsule mount for the old-style CK12 capsule, which is mounted differently than the new-style CK12 (Nylon), which incorporates its own mount.

Thanks for that, this is precious information.

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 on: February 18, 2019, 12:29:18 pm 
Started by Avgatzeblouz - Last post by klaus
I'm wondering if getting a P48 version and putting my Tim Campbell capsule in it would make it a nice approach of a 414eb at roughly a third of the price?

Won't comment on the sound comparisons between original and copy, but if you go that route, you will also need to get a separate capsule mount for the old-style CK12 capsule, which is mounted differently than the new-style CK12 (Nylon), which incorporates its own mount.

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He was wondering if (a C412)  is also able to be powered by standard 48v phantom from his console?

Yes, any voltage from 9-52 VDC will power any silver-bodied AKG 414. Your headroom mileage may vary...
And that's why, on the EB, you could customize the amp's current consumption to Phantom-only use by snipping a wire bridge on the amp board.

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