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R/E/P => Klaus Heyne's Mic Lab => Topic started by: Mike Diack on March 16, 2011, 04:41:20 pm

Title: Using D17 capsule in D12 ?
Post by: Mike Diack on March 16, 2011, 04:41:20 pm
Is it possible to attach the bass chamber from a dead D12 capsule to a (good) D17 capsule to effect the repair of the D12 ?
Cheers
Mike
Title: Re: Using D17 capsule in D12 ?
Post by: J.J. Blair on March 16, 2011, 04:57:12 pm
Is it the same element on both mics?  If so, I don't see why not.  I've taken capsules from MD403s to replace MD409s with good results. 
Title: Re: Using D17 capsule in D12 ?
Post by: panman on March 20, 2011, 12:13:18 pm
Is it possible to attach the bass chamber from a dead D12 capsule to a (good) D17 capsule to effect the repair of the D12 ?
Cheers
Mike

Hi Mike,
No, it would not work, although the structure itself is the same.  Firstly, D17 has a different diaphragm similar to D19B giving totally a different sound. Secondly the rear-wave damping/filtering is different meant to attenuate bass. So you would not get a D12 sound. Nevertheless, you would get a nice sounding mic, provided certain adjustments with the damping are made.
Regards,
           Esa