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Title: Sony C-500 capsule original?
Post by: Oleh Malyy on April 05, 2011, 03:12:57 am
Hello,

Please look  at the photos:
http://picasaweb.google.com/OlehMalyy/SonyC500/
and tell me whether the capsule looks like it is original.
It seems a little smaller than the capsule in Sony's C37(A&P) and C38B.

Thanks,
Best regards,

Oleh
Title: Re: Sony C-500 capsule original?
Post by: radiovinhet on April 05, 2011, 12:14:24 pm
The capsule can be original.
C37 capsule has the same "transparent plastic ring" around the capsule, but on c37 is bigger.
How it sounds?
Title: Re: Sony C-500 capsule original?
Post by: Oleh Malyy on April 06, 2011, 02:09:41 am
C500 have less noise than c37p
maybe more "soft" than c37a (but now i use c37a with capsule from c38b)
more "bulk" sound than c37a and c37p (IMHO)
very transparent

in any case, as for me, c500 excellent microphone
as all Sony mics ;)

sorry, but my English is bad and I canít explain nuances
Title: Re: Sony C-500 capsule original?
Post by: radiovinhet on April 06, 2011, 05:35:03 pm
I have 2 c37p... last year i have tested some different capsules in one mic. C37p + k67 capsule sounds great... better than the original capsule.
Title: Re: Sony C-500 capsule original?
Post by: Oleh Malyy on April 07, 2011, 01:58:47 am
interesting
thanks for information
will try


and sorry,
maybe you have information how to change C37P for decrease the noise
C37P excellent mic, but sometimes its noise irritates me
Title: Re: Sony C-500 capsule original?
Post by: radiovinhet on April 08, 2011, 12:13:13 pm
Oleh

C37p have very low output... then you need more gain in pre-amp...
Here, i use for voiceover:  u87Ai = 35 dB, c37p 55dB , i need 20dB more gain.
The best pre-amp that i found for c37p, that results lower noise is Shadow Hills Mono Gama.
The one that i've tested with k67 have +3db more output.
Title: Re: Sony C-500 capsule original?
Post by: Oleh Malyy on April 12, 2011, 12:48:42 am
Thanks,
Will try to find Shadow Hills Mono Gama. That is problem here (in Ukraine) to find Shadow Hills products and 500 lunchbox too. But will try.
I use C37p with Groove Tubes Vipre (gain 70+5) and Aurora GTQ2 (gain 80) - enough.
But with more gain, the noise not less.