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Re: Nakamichi CM-300
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 06:50:53 PM »
Brian

Thanks for this pdf.

I picked up a 3-pak with cp-1 & cp-2 caps in the box in mint condition.
Now, I'm looking for someone to do the Datsunzgarage mod.

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Re: Nakamichi CM-300
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 02:22:33 PM »
Thanks for the link, Brian.

Hi Jerseyboy, don't know if you saw this short thread on the Datsunzgarage mod. > http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=175683.0
Before doing any modifications, maybe record with your CM-300s out in the field a few times, see how they sound to you, and decide if they even need a mod.  You might be pleasantly surprised? 

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Re: Nakamichi CM-300
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2017, 07:09:34 AM »

Now, I'm looking for someone to do the Datsunzgarage mod.

jb

Not sure what that mod is about...but walstib62 has been the resident Nak Mod Man for a while...he did a chop and Phantom Mod that sounded real nice to my ears on a Teac Clone ME-80 set I had...
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Re: Nakamichi CM-300
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2017, 03:32:07 PM »
^  The Datsunzgarage mod [http://datsunzgarage.com/nak/] is a circuit modification that changes out resistors and capacitors to, supposedly, improve the sound and reduce noise of the Nak CM-300.  I can't comment on that one way or another, and I have no skin in the game, but a few of our resident circuit builders/electronics guys (Jon @ Naiant, hi and lo) were a little dubious.  The mod doesn't change the mic's appearance or the need to use a battery. 

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Re: Nakamichi CM-300
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2017, 03:45:57 AM »
Thanks for the link, Brian.

Hi Jerseyboy, don't know if you saw this short thread on the Datsunzgarage mod. > http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=175683.0
Before doing any modifications, maybe record with your CM-300s out in the field a few times, see how they sound to you, and decide if they even need a mod.  You might be pleasantly surprised?

Agreed. Try them first. I have Nak 300's, Tascam PE-120 Clones, and CM700's. All sound great to me without modification, but I have enough of these mic bodies now now that I'm going for a Sank P48 mod on a pair so I can run my shotguns without batteries. Spyder9 has a pair of CM-1000's with the Sank P48 mod and speaks highly of them
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Re: Nakamichi CM-300
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2017, 10:32:28 AM »
That set is too nice to butcher up. IMO, grab a set that has some miles on them if you want to mod, and keep those as-is. Again, just my opinion. I was this close to pulling the trigger when I saw that post go up in the YS. Doh!!
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Re: Nakamichi CM-300
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2017, 03:23:19 AM »
Ok, I'm just going to say that after the first few shows last week with the Sank Phantom Power Modification, that these cm300's are the shit now! No more batteries and most importantly they sound freaking amazing.

https://archive.org/details/dso2017-02-11.cp4.flac24
Mics: CA-14(cards & omnis) and CA-11(cards & omnis) ; AT853's(cards, hypers, mini shotguns); Busman BSC-1 (cards, hypers, omnis)
Nakamichi CM300's (CP-1,2,3,4) Nakamichi CM700's (cards, omnis)
Tascam PE-120's (cards, omnis) Peluso CEMC-6 (cards and subcards)
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Re: Nakamichi CM-300
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2017, 06:52:45 PM »
Ok, I'm just going to say that after the first few shows last week with the Sank Phantom Power Modification, that these cm300's are the shit now! No more batteries and most importantly they sound freaking amazing.

https://archive.org/details/dso2017-02-11.cp4.flac24

How do think they compare sound wise to your 700's?
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Re: Nakamichi CM-300
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2017, 10:05:47 PM »
Pretty sweet. I haven't gotten into the 700 source yet, but I ran it on the same stand so it should be interesting to listen to the two side by side. I'll keep you posted.
Mics: CA-14(cards & omnis) and CA-11(cards & omnis) ; AT853's(cards, hypers, mini shotguns); Busman BSC-1 (cards, hypers, omnis)
Nakamichi CM300's (CP-1,2,3,4) Nakamichi CM700's (cards, omnis)
Tascam PE-120's (cards, omnis) Peluso CEMC-6 (cards and subcards)
DPA 4061's DPA 4022's
Preamps: CA-9100; Naiant Tinybox (12v/48v + PIP 8V); Naiant Littlebox;
DPA MPS6030; Sound Device Mix Pre-D
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Re: Nakamichi CM-300
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2017, 02:22:27 PM »
Can someone tell me the outside diameter of the nak300's?   Which clips or mount are you using?

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Re: Nakamichi CM-300
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 07:05:42 PM »
Can someone tell me the outside diameter of the nak300's?   Which clips or mount are you using?

Diameter is 21mm, gormenghast.

AT8410a mounts are the sturdiest, but you can find others.

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The Audio-Technica AT8410A shock mount is useful for isolating your microphone from vibrations that can travel up the mic stand and later appear as various strange noises or low end rumbling on your tracks.

Audio-Technica AT8410A Specifications:

    Height:  5.23" (133.3 mm)
    Depth:  3.93"
    Ring Diameter:  3.11" (79.0 mm)
    Net Weight:  6.3 oz (179 grams)
    Minimum Microphone Diameter:  0.66 (16.8 mm)
    Microphone Accepted:  Cylindrical or tapered within the limits above.
    Clamping System:  Spring-loaded "clothespin"
    Suspension System:  Elastic shock cord.
    Swivel Rotation:  180 degrees
    Attenuation:  8 dB to 10 dB broadband (depends on the microphone response, construction and mass)


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Re: Nakamichi CM-300
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2017, 07:07:32 PM »
Diameter is 21mm, gormenghast.

AT8410a mounts are the sturdiest, but you can find others.

Tight fit in the Schoeps SG20.  Thanks! 

 

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