Naiant Microphones

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by iamfrobs, Jun 8, 2009.

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  1. iamfrobs

    iamfrobs Guest

    http://www.naiant.com/studiostore/microphones.html

    Anybody have any ideas?
    I'm currently underemployed, and might pick some up for some cheap hanging room mics
     
  2. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

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    Yep I have heard of these mics, for the price I would say they are worth a try. You could also make your own based on panasonic capsules.
     
  3. iamfrobs

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    Link, I know you have extensive electrical experience, in your opinion, would it be difficult to do?

    I understand schematics pretty well, have soldered cables, and have a Radioshack in my town, I'm mostly just lacking the practical experience.
     
  4. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

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    Bit fiddly, but not difficult. I've done lots of them.

    Here's some different info on building mics based on Panasonic capsules:
    http://sound.westhost.com/project93.htm
     
  5. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

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    As boswell said, "bit fiddly" but not hard.
    Here is an excellent start:
    http://www.linkwitzlab.com/sys_test.htm#Mic
    http://www.linkwitzlab.com/images/graphics/microph1.gif

    He is making a flat mic for measurement but the ideas are all there. The thing to watch for is the internal FET often has too much gain, but you can modifiy this as shown in the links above. This modification is a bit tricky but can be done.

    EDIT: Just noticed Boswell's ESP link also leads you to the Linkwitz site....
     
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