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Nylon Pop Screens

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by John Stafford, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone. I'd like to know what you think about pop screens. I bouht one today from Maplin -on this side of the Atlantic it's roughly equivalent to the Radio Shack.

    I was quite surprised by the difference it made to the upper end. It's not as invasive as one of those foam windscreens, but I thought these nylon screens were supposed to be transparent.

    Any ideas?

    John Stafford
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Not all pop screens are made the same. Yes, they affect the high end. At times this is a good thing, other times not. There is also a metal pop screen made by Stiedman that is very effective and yet keeps more of the high end intact.
  3. Randyman...

    Randyman... Well-Known Member

    I like the Stedman, too. Easy to keep clean, does not smell funky (no mildew smell), and it was like $40 with a gooseneck and clip! The brightness is not affected, and it is still very effective on stopping the plosives...

  4. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    I tend to be a DIY type - and I've been looking into regular fiberglass window screen. I have not actually made a pop-stopper with it yet, but I've done a little bit of testing and it seems to stop normal blasts quite effectively. I figure two layers with a gap might do the trick - and as open as it is, I can't imagine it would have a noticeable impact on the sound.

    Any second opinions?
  5. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    I bought a stedman too and will never go back to the mesh or teh foam ones- they don't dull your vocals at all-
  6. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone for the info. I had seen a metal screen on the Neumann website, but it's great to know I don't have to pay Neumann prices!
    John Stafford

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