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Klaus Heyne's Mic Lab / Re: What Sony Model is this?
« Last post by Dominick Costanzo on March 21, 2018, 01:08:07 pm »
oops... have one right here and didn't think o that. Thoughts about the sound difference between the two? Always wondered whether it would be a worthwhile investment and haven't had one here.
C37A has a cathode follower tube amp
C37P has a FET amp
I'm familiar with the C37A but not the C37P so I cannot comment on the differences.

That image of Hendrix was taken at TTG Studios in LA October 1968.
"Castles Made of Sand" was recorded at Olympic Studios in London October 1967.
Recording - Engineering & Production / Re: At the glue factory pond
« Last post by Fletcher on March 20, 2018, 06:21:04 pm »
Thanks... BTW, that is one hell of a cool system!!  My absolute favorite use for it was to take a DI bass into the control room, split the signal, run Ĺ of the signal to a pre-amp [add compression to taste], and print it... and the other half of the signal through a Little Labs "IBP" [In Between Phase] box, through the "STD" [Signal Transmission Device], and plug it into the bass amp.  From there you can tweeze the phase relationship of the DI & Mic'ed signals and really define the "vowel" of the bass sound so it sits in the mix perfectly -- usually with zero "EQ" [which you pretty much did with the IBP box].

The only way to tell from the outside, without taking them apart, is by listening or by part number.

Old-style B-ULS capsule: Part no. 2072-Z-0005
TLII.C12VR  capsule: Part no. 2072-Z-0009

Very late to this thread  :) but there actually is a physical difference. The resonator equipped capsules (2072Z0009, 2027Z0023) have a dimple in the diaphragm ring 180 degrees from the connection stud; the "flat" capsules (2072Z0005, 2072Z0022) do not. You can see this clearly in the photos at Saturn Sound.
Recording - Engineering & Production / At the glue factory pond
« Last post by Dinogi on March 20, 2018, 04:15:58 am »
Just sent for a Little Labs STD cable extender and was surprised that it was marked as a Mercenary Edition.
I certainly miss that quirky, wonderful pro audio store that you (Fletcher) and the guys built next to the glue factory pond.
Makes me want pull out my MA T shirt and wear it again for old time sake.
That place forever changed how I buy gear by separating the facts from the hype.
Thank you for that...d
Klaus Heyne's Mic Lab / Re: Capsule Diaphragms: Nickel vs. Gold
« Last post by AusTex64 on March 14, 2018, 09:18:09 pm »
The Mastering Lab tube mic was directly coupled to its preamp. Also the Requisite Audio mic has the preamp included in the system. The Chandler mic is not unique in that regard.
Klaus Heyne's Mic Lab / Re: Capsule Diaphragms: Nickel vs. Gold
« Last post by Recording Engineer on March 14, 2018, 07:40:47 pm »
Ok, found some 0.1-micron platinum, but nothing in between so far. I can only imagine the price too!
Klaus Heyne's Mic Lab / Re: Capsule Diaphragms: Nickel vs. Gold
« Last post by Recording Engineer on March 14, 2018, 05:38:37 pm »
Iím going to guess platinum on Mylar (like the couple I previously mentioned), as Iíve yet to see a platinum foil without Mylar any less than 25-microns; maybe they do, I just havenít seen it yet.

Iíd imagine a platinum foil would have to be much, much thinner (maybe somewhere around the 1-1.5 micron range?) to be appropriate for a microphone diaphragm; to make the mass about as typically seen with other metal diaphragms.
Klaus Heyne's Mic Lab / Re: Nickel vs. gold sputtering
« Last post by Noah Scot Snyder on March 14, 2018, 12:02:31 pm »
I don't find it mentioned on the manufacturers website if it's platinum sputtered on (mylar) foil or a massive platinum diaphragm.
I suspect it's sputtered, so this would not be so special as it doesn't matter what type of metal is used for the process.

On the webpage they say it is " custom handmade premium platinum membrane capsule", so that must mean it's sputtered.
Klaus Heyne's Mic Lab / Re: Telefunken AR 51 and AK47 Version 2: Thoughts?
« Last post by gtoledo3 on March 11, 2018, 03:03:04 pm »
No disagreements; itís subjective. Iím just pointing out that some of these mods purport to brush up against various classic models, but some of that sonic signature does come from the harmonic distortion. A cathode follower arrangement will minimize that.

On the other hand, a cathode follower can still sound ďbigĒ and have positive qualities. So, not dismissing the technique at all.

To sidetrack from some of the Chinese mic modders, to keep from appearing to be calling anyone out; The Inner Tube U87 mod has a cathode follower. Some people find it to sound huge, some people think it doesnít have the character of a 67, 49, 47, etc. Both things can be true.

Maybe coincidentally, vintage mics that do have a cathode follower setup are arguably a bit less popular. C60, C37, C12a, one of the Lomo mics I think....but they are all pretty nifty.

Klaus Heyne's Mic Lab / Re: Needed: Adaptor For Old U47 Microphone Mount Thread
« Last post by mu90r on March 11, 2018, 01:45:30 pm »
It has taken a while but it arrived.
Absolutely great.
216 + 219 adapter is the winning combination.
Thanks Klaus and uwe ret.
Here is a picture of the winning combination ....
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