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 on: Today at 03:22:37 pm 
Started by rdraudio - Last post by terskelton
Thanks for the response. There are a lot of stories in the broadcast world of just hosing down equipment out in the yard, especially when it has been flooded for example. The other day I had a new car battery installed and the tech sprayed something from a spray can on the battery connections, he said if there was any corrosion left the color of the spray would have changed and I had the impression the spray also cleaned. I don't know if that applies to Ni-cad corrosion. I'm going to investigate this further. Thanks.

 on: May 03, 2021, 04:44:37 am 
Started by Dinogi - Last post by Dinogi
You didn't think you could drop a bomb like that on GS and nobody would post here didja? My Soundeluxe U195 and Royer 121 are still being used daily. I'm digging around for my MA T-shirt!!!! Can't promise too much but if you manage get this creative tool emporium open I WILL buy sumthin... cavemen never lie.

 on: April 30, 2021, 03:13:43 pm 
Started by Eddie Eagle - Last post by Eddie Eagle

#music #triphop #house #recording #trippy #newrelease #beats #love #onelove #jah #korg #korgwavestate #focusrite

 on: April 30, 2021, 01:07:01 pm 
Started by Krackle - Last post by Krackle
Hi mbrebes,
Plenty of info here and around the web on the many questions and speculations around the actual origin and process behind a Peluso capsule.

My experience with them has been very disappointing and is a part of the history behind the reason for starting this thread. Quite a few other independent mic manufacturers are sourcing capsules and are at the mercy (as we are) of the unknowns in supply and quality variables in the price points they need to hit.

I just want to know which of these companies are obtaining or building consistently good sounding capsules with a mark of integrity and gracefulness - and good sounding capsules that actually sound close to each other, lot to lot.

It would also be nice to know, definitively, where those capsules came from.

 on: April 30, 2021, 10:48:39 am 
Started by Krackle - Last post by mbrebes
He doesn't really say, I think I may have read something about the capsules being assembled by him, from parts manufactured for him outside of the US, but I was unable to find that remembered reference. I've also heard a couple of his Neumann style capsules that had a good sound to them, but didn't quite sound like the Neumann capsules either.

 on: April 29, 2021, 11:44:48 am 
Started by Krackle - Last post by klaus
The Peluso capsules were very good sounding capsules, much better than the Chinese capsules I tested...

Where are these made?

 on: April 29, 2021, 11:04:28 am 
Started by Krackle - Last post by mbrebes
This is my experience with edge terminated (AKG style) capsules in the last 15 years:

The Chinese capsules were my least favorite. 

The Peluso capsules were very good sounding capsules, much better than the Chinese capsules I tested, but didn't sound anything like the brass CK12 capsule that they get compared to. 

Tim Campbell's CT12s are the best capsule of this type I have encountered and sound very close to the one brass CK12 I have encountered.

 on: April 27, 2021, 06:59:44 pm 
Started by Krackle - Last post by Jim Williams
Some are the usual things and some are not usual, but I can't recall the source of some of them, I got some through 3rd parties. I have some German capsules that appear to be close copies of k87's but they sound different. They do have an elegant sound. The Campbell ck12 does sound pretty darn good.

Some of those better chi-com capsules sound good too, surprising on some sources. I have no issues using those on guitar amps and stuff. Vocals/horns get the better stuff.

 on: April 27, 2021, 11:47:24 am 
Started by Krackle - Last post by Krackle
Also, Jim..in terms of the independent builders -'boutique' or what ever folks call them, most of them are releasing models, over the course of years, that have capsule changes along the way, circuit changes, transformers..This, while these mics are still carrying the same model number / name through the course of these changes..it's a common problem and seems to be the case with most of these small companies.

I can only imagine that obtaining consistent sounding lots of capsules over the years, or even months is a huge
challenge for those (which are most) who aren't manufacturing their own capsules. Combined with internet only sales structures, the whole thing feels like a giant crap shoot for me..

 on: April 26, 2021, 04:28:55 pm 
Started by Krackle - Last post by Krackle
Hi Jim,
What capsules are they? Do these appear in known mic builder's mics?

But yes, there are circuits in most mics..i'd rather hear a good capsule driving a good circuit, not a circuit
that's jumping around trying to cover up a bad capsule.

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