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Mike's Mic Madness Part I

Here's a few pictures from my experience digging into a few cheap ribbon mics I've purchased, and how I attempted to improve them.

Ribbon Motor from a Nady RSM-2

Ribbon looks good

Ribbon Motor from a Nady RSM-2

Ribbon Motor from a Nady RSM-2

Reverse side

2 layers of "pop shield" removed from a Nady RSM2

I removed this and left the outermost layer. Opens it up and gets rid of some of the muffled sound like you might expect.

2 layers of "pop shield" removed from a Nady RSM2

It's worth removing this crap.

Nsonic NS1

Just like the Nady RSM-3 - Sort of a Royer clone.

Nsonic NS1

Nsonic NS1

bottom case removed

Nsonic NS1

bottom case removed

Nsonic NS1 with very saggy ribbon!

Just awful!

Nsonic NS1 - saggy ribbon

close-up

Nsonic NS1 - saggy

reverse side

Nsonic NS1 restretched!

Much better!

Nsonic NS1 restretched (reverse)

Be very careful restretching

Nsonic NS1 transformer

Nsonic NS2 grill

this stuff will be going shortly...

Nsonic NS2 ribbon motor

Looks OK

Nsonic NS2 transformer

Only careful Chinese craftsmanship could break off the corner when installing it...

Nsonic shockmounts

Nsonic shockmounts

Wooden Cases for Nsonic mics

Also included was a blue velvet bag for each mic...

See my condenser mic experiments

 
 

Last updated 11/02/2013