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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011, 05:24:20 PM »
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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2011, 03:08:31 AM »
Looks sexy as hell!
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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2011, 09:12:28 AM »
looks to me like someone with a little bit of machining skills could easily modify this thing to be an adjustable near coincident mic. so it could easily be changed on the fly to run NOS, DIN, ORTF, or basically any reasonable distance at any angle under 180 degrees or so.

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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011, 09:42:25 AM »
If it sounds good I think this could be a big seller.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2011, 11:52:16 AM »
Neat, so who's gonna volunteer to try them out and post a copy of the show.
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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2011, 12:54:17 PM »
Wow... at 95 Euros, they're as inexpensive as Church mics.  Albeit less versatile... and certainly not handmade...
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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2011, 06:59:12 AM »
yup..they're cheap.

I'm going to hope that the technology of 2011 is cheaper and better performing than if this were to come out 10+ years ago.   
while i'm sure there is nothing too fancy on that PCB, it looks like it could be made to be a monster if some of the guts could be replaced with nicer components.
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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2011, 09:52:55 AM »
I sent an email to Ray Rayburn of www.superlux.us and he said that the S502 ORTF mic is not currently imported to the US. Here is the response I got from Ray:

Chris -

Unfortunately that mic is not imported to the USA.  The folk selling them
bring them in grey market from other countries and they have no USA
warranty.  I wish I could get them.

Sorry,

Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris K [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:57 AM
To: Ray A. Rayburn
Cc: Sales@Superlux.US
Subject: RE: Notification of payment received

Ray. I received the shocks and everything is fine. Thank you.

Question. Do you sell the Superlux S502 ORTF mic and if so what is the cost?
I did not see this mic on your Superlux web site.

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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2011, 10:17:21 AM »
Does anyone know what capsules Superlux is using?  (In any of their gear?)

From the front/end view, it looks like Transsound capsules, at least the pattern of holes on the front of the capsule.  But then they say "gold vaporized mylar diaphragm", so that may be better.  I wonder if the capsules themselves are "cartridges" like to Transsound, or if they are built into the capsule housing like most other Chinese mics.

They are certainly producing (and/or copying!) a lot of popular designs.  I just wonder how useful they are.  i also wonder why they are marketing in Europe and not in USA.  That does not make any sense.

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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2011, 11:11:45 AM »
Does anyone know what capsules Superlux is using?  (In any of their gear?)

From the front/end view, it looks like Transsound capsules, at least the pattern of holes on the front of the capsule.  But then they say "gold vaporized mylar diaphragm", so that may be better.  I wonder if the capsules themselves are "cartridges" like to Transsound, or if they are built into the capsule housing like most other Chinese mics.

They are certainly producing (and/or copying!) a lot of popular designs.  I just wonder how useful they are.  i also wonder why they are marketing in Europe and not in USA.  That does not make any sense.

  Richard

It's most likely the S241 capsule.
They look identical.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Microphones: (2) Microtech Gefell M300, (2) AKG C 480 B comb-ULS/ CK 61/ CK 63, (2) CAD GXL1200 (cardioid and sub-cardioid capsule & electronics mod), (2) Audix M1290-o, (2) Micro capsule active cables w/ Naiant PFA's, (2) Naiant MSH-1O, (2) Naiant AKG Active cables, (2) Church CA-11 (cardioid), (2) CAD C9, (1) Nady SCM-1000 (mod)
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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2011, 07:03:51 PM »
Thomann in Germany will ship to the US (for 30 EUR!), so that makes the S502 cost about $155 shipped, after subtracting VAT and converting to $.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/superlux_s502.htm

That 30 EUR shipping fee covers up to 31 Kg, so you could ship a lot of mics for that price.

They have good prices on Beyerdynamic CK 930 sets, and Neumann KM184 stereo sets.  Might as well toss in a couple of those also since you've got a 31 Kg allowance.

http://www.thomann.de/gb/beyerdynamic_ck_930_3_8_set.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/neumann_km184_mt_stereo_set_bundle.htm

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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2011, 04:09:16 AM »
Other Superlux stereo models....

http://www.thomann.de/it/superlux_e523d.htm     seems like  an AT825  copy

and this new - I think- one:

http://www.pinknoise-systems.co.uk/superlux-stereo-p-336.html     looks like a copy of the brand new AT2022

Any opinion?

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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2011, 10:11:00 AM »
in other pics I've seen, the capsules screw off of this mic (the s502)...however, there are no other caps to put on.
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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2011, 10:31:49 AM »
A set of SP C4s ORTF would be "better" at the same price

 

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