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R/E/P => Klaus Heyne's Mic Lab => Topic started by: Piedpiper on February 04, 2019, 05:49:15 pm

Title: Magnetone
Post by: Piedpiper on February 04, 2019, 05:49:15 pm
I've just become aware of a Devon Haas who runs an operation in Buckingham, Pennsylvania where he manufactures and modifies a few audio pieces including his version of the M49, one of my favorite mics. Does anyone here have any experience with him or his products or mods?
Title: Re: Magnetone
Post by: klaus on February 05, 2019, 02:30:40 pm
He may be from a different planet, as I deduct from his singular post on Gearslutz:
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/so-much-gear-so-little-time/1168482-sudden-gain-loss-tube-mic-sontronics-omega.html

"there is something happening in our atmosphere that is not being reported. Pro builders will not report this- due to 'vulnerability' issues and ego*. I lost 10 db in my world class** M49 with teflon*** caps and a monster psu..no warning!
(...)
We have a NUMBER of brown dwarfs in the solar system causing havoc with our climate. 41 volcanoes erupting and a steady rise of global quakes from 4500 avg. per year to 118,400 in 2014- when they closed down the USGS geosurvey legacy listing.
As they connect via that black hole you see on them, plasma encircles magnetic field lines forming a close loop with huge coronal holes. This changing magnetic field induces current in our core and mantle! Power station transformers are being blown out left and right.
Key? With 2 plasma field or solar winds colliding and ionizing helium3/4 by their presence in our atmosphere, a Fission Cascade results"


*    I did not report this, not due to my ego, but due to my utter ignorance about plasma fields and black holes
**  shoot me if I ever refer to my work as "world class"
*** I hate them. They just don't sound good, even though they are the most expensive kind you can buy
Title: Re: Magnetone
Post by: Piedpiper on February 05, 2019, 04:38:35 pm
ummm... I'm speechless... thanks... I think...
Title: Re: Magnetone
Post by: afterlifestudios on February 05, 2019, 09:07:55 pm
Wow.  Now I kind of want to hear something...
Title: Re: Magnetone
Post by: Piedpiper on February 06, 2019, 12:36:25 am
https://www.ebay.com/itm/M49-Magnetone-Microphone-w-inductor-controlled-Reference-PSU-with-Haufe-BV11/253120038545
Title: Re: Magnetone
Post by: klaus on February 06, 2019, 01:55:43 pm
Looks like a lot of thought went into this design. I feel flattered - he uses my "cardioid only" relay system first introduced in the KHE, and the term "reedy" for which I was ridiculed twenty years ago.

But the proof is of course in the pudding:
"West German M7" - what is that supposed to be?  With its green tape it looks to me like a Thiersch M7. If so, no chance for this thing to sound any good: regardless the sophistication of the rest of the design, everything rises and falls with the capsule- THE bottleneck in any condenser mic. But hopefully I am mistaken, and there is a new shop in West Berlin making PVC capsules?

Another mystery: what tube? The photo shows something that looks like a solid state tube emulation?
Title: Re: Magnetone
Post by: Piedpiper on February 06, 2019, 05:32:32 pm
He offers a Neumann K47/49 capsule for an upcharge. He also mentions including two tubes by Mullard. Must be around the back of that photo.
Title: Re: Magnetone
Post by: Piedpiper on February 06, 2019, 05:36:57 pm
He mentions in here a Mullard dual triode.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/M49-KIT-Conversion-to-2-stage-Reference-Mic-Beautiful-Open-Sound-Triode-Based/253203878962?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3Dc62919b718bc494ba80382876286fe22%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D11%26sd%3D253120038545%26itm%3D253203878962&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851