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Author Topic: Shure KSM32 Capsule anything special?  (Read 3178 times)

theo mack

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Shure KSM32 Capsule anything special?
« on: January 14, 2010, 10:32:10 am »

Just ran across this while searching for a good price on a KSM32.

http://www.theavspot.com/shure-rk374

Has anyone done testing on the raw capsule?

I've found the KSM32 to be a solid mic for many sources.
Is it the capsule that's special or the electronics?

I'm guessing the answer isn't that simple.

Probably a combination of capsule, circuit and physical design of the chassis and grill that sum together to make a nice mic.

Do the DIY guys do anything with this capsule?



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Barry Hufker

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Re: Shure KSM32 Capsule anything special?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010, 04:49:13 pm »

As Klaus has removed this thread from his forum, my guess the answer is "probably not"...

Barry

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theo mack

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Re: Shure KSM32 Capsule anything special?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2010, 11:05:02 pm »

Barry Hufker wrote on Thu, 14 January 2010 13:49

As Klaus has removed this thread from his forum, my guess the answer is "probably not"...

Barry



That says it all I guess.

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Re: Shure KSM32 Capsule anything special?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010, 10:41:49 am »

There is another current thread on a Peluso capsule possibly being used in a Neumann.  While the posts at Klaus's forum are uniformly against that course of action, it hasn't been bounced over here.  I don't know if it is because of the desire to protect the Neumann microphone, or if the Peluso capsule would be considered a "step up" from the Shure.

Getting back to the original question, my guess on how good the KSM-32 capsule is, if you are accustomed to very bright chinese K-67 clone capsules (without the compensation network which Neumann used originally to "eq" the capsule), then the KSM might be a step up.  If you regularly use vintage and high end microphones, I suspect that there would not be a perceived need for this.

If you want to do a DIY electronics project, this capsule will probably be great.  I've built and modified things that I've used proudly. Still, the first project that one usually undertakes often does not compete with commercial products.  There can be a steep learning curve (soldering, component selection, layout and a variety of other things which go beyond the schematic) which causes the 4th or 5th attempt at a project to be much better than the first.  

It seems that if you want to build something for the joy of the project, this is great.  If you are looking to get a better microphone cheaply, this is not the most efficient path.  Knowing what you want to accomplish is key in this (and many other) endeavor.

Galil
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Re: Shure KSM32 Capsule anything special?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2010, 03:24:02 pm »

I started a thread at the prodigy diy forums.
Thanks for the help here.

http://www.prodigy-pro.com/diy/index.php?topic=37242.0
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