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Author Topic: Dull sounding vintage U87  (Read 13869 times)

klaus

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Re: Dull sounding vintage U87
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2012, 08:02:26 pm »

Marking on diaphragm ring: single digit which repeats every ten years (in this case "3"). 
Then add material and color features of hardware, to identify the decade, and you get the year of manufacture of capsule.
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Re: Dull sounding vintage U87
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2012, 08:24:51 am »

I am surprised nobody noticed that both pictures are of the same side of the capsule with only a slightly different angle of illumination! Even with decades of experience, from these photos I cannot conclude with any authority a possible acoustic difference between front and back...
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Re: Dull sounding vintage U87
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2012, 08:40:06 am »

Well,  I've done some MORE testing/listening, and with appropriate level matching, this mic is actually MUTCH more similar to my other 87s than I originally thought.  I'm not sure WHAT I was hearing the first time I brought it out.  UNLESS something changed from me disassembling/reassembling it.  Maybe the contacts on the capsule were dirty?  Thanks for all the input guys.

Tim
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Re: Dull sounding vintage U87
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2012, 12:28:00 pm »

I am surprised nobody noticed that both pictures are of the same side of the capsule with only a slightly different angle of illumination!...

Thanks, Uwe, I inserted your correct observation into my initial response.
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