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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2011, 11:00:09 AM »
and you know this how ?
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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2011, 11:34:02 AM »
Guts look fine, the tants are probably filter caps, inside those are poly film caps that probably couple the capsule FET (not visible, probably inside the capsules) to the two output transistors (the little SOT-23s inside).  The ceramic caps inside that are likely ~100pF and those are merely RF filters.

The only question is the noise/bias of the capsule FETs . . .

Thanks for your description! Maybe is it worth to try good quality MKPs instead of tants, and some silver mica caps instead of the RF filters? And silver core wiring from capsule to PCB.

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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2011, 02:45:27 PM »
Nifty.

I run superlux mics (I'm cheap and have three kids) and, while I'll not debate the liklihood that I could make better takes with fancier gear, I feel like they make fine tapes.

I'd like to get a hold of one of these rigs... Looks like Thomann is sold out.
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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2011, 03:49:56 PM »
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Nifty.

I run superlux mics (I'm cheap and have three kids) and, while I'll not debate the liklihood that I could make better takes with fancier gear, I feel like they make fine tapes.

I'd like to get a hold of one of these rigs... Looks like Thomann is sold out.

I second this but only have two kids  ;)

I love my Luxes, and have had no complaints... in fact, I get some really Positive feedback from my recordings. If I could upgrade, would I? Probably, but for now I'm super happy with my superlux mics.
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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2011, 08:35:30 PM »
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Nifty.

I run superlux mics (I'm cheap and have three kids) and, while I'll not debate the liklihood that I could make better takes with fancier gear, I feel like they make fine tapes.

I'd like to get a hold of one of these rigs... Looks like Thomann is sold out.

I second this but only have two kids  ;)

I love my Luxes, and have had no complaints... in fact, I get some really Positive feedback from my recordings. If I could upgrade, would I? Probably, but for now I'm super happy with my superlux mics.
Cheers!

Do you have a link to some recordings with the Superluxes?  I'm thinking I might pick up a pair some time.

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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2011, 10:52:37 PM »
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Nifty.

I run superlux mics (I'm cheap and have three kids) and, while I'll not debate the liklihood that I could make better takes with fancier gear, I feel like they make fine tapes.

I'd like to get a hold of one of these rigs... Looks like Thomann is sold out.

I second this but only have two kids  ;)

I love my Luxes, and have had no complaints... in fact, I get some really Positive feedback from my recordings. If I could upgrade, would I? Probably, but for now I'm super happy with my superlux mics.
Cheers!

Do you have a link to some recordings with the Superluxes?  I'm thinking I might pick up a pair some time.

I think theyre DEF overlooked because of their cheap price. I like them too!
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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2011, 08:17:19 AM »
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Nifty.

I run superlux mics (I'm cheap and have three kids) and, while I'll not debate the liklihood that I could make better takes with fancier gear, I feel like they make fine tapes.

I'd like to get a hold of one of these rigs... Looks like Thomann is sold out.

I second this but only have two kids  ;)

I love my Luxes, and have had no complaints... in fact, I get some really Positive feedback from my recordings. If I could upgrade, would I? Probably, but for now I'm super happy with my superlux mics.
Cheers!

Do you have a link to some recordings with the Superluxes?  I'm thinking I might pick up a pair some time.

Here are a couple of mine:
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http://www.archive.org/details/akak2011-03-04.smk-h8ku.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/akak2011-03-04.smk-h8ku.flac24

Keller Williams
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http://www.archive.org/details/KW2009-12-26.smk-h8kh.flac16
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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2011, 12:04:06 PM »
Here are a few of mine... I just linked the TS links.

Great American Taxi 1/25/11 : http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=142536.msg1838695#msg1838695

moe. 1/29/11: http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=142657.msg1840211#msg1840211

The Black Crowes 12/10/10 : http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=141470.0

Here is my source info:

Source Info:
Mics: Superlux CM-H8K (open) Preamp: Naiant Biggest Box Recorder: Tascam Dr-07   
Media Format :
16/44.1 .WAV
Transfer:
Tascam DR-07 > Audacity > Normalized and tracked

Take a listen!
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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2011, 01:24:40 AM »
I finally had a chance to try out a new SuperLux S502 this afternoon. Here's an excerpt from a recording of a frog pond near our place.

Unfortunately it was really windy. Even with wind screens I had to keep the mics inside the car with the window open.

Superlux S502 > Beachtek DXA-6HD > Tascam DR-05 [24/96, record level: 0]

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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2011, 12:59:01 PM »
I ordered a Superlux S502 ORTF stereo mic on Friday. Should be here on Monday or Tuesday. You can't go wrong for the price. I have heard some pretty impressive recording samples from this mic.

I plan on immediately running a comp between the S502 and my Schoeps MK4's mounted on an ORTF bar. I will post the results as soon as I can.
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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2011, 01:08:18 PM »
I ordered a Superlux S502 ORTF stereo mic on Friday. Should be here on Monday or Tuesday. You can't go wrong for the price. I have heard some pretty impressive recording samples from this mic.

I plan on immediately running a comp between the S502 and my Schoeps MK4's mounted on an ORTF bar. I will post the results as soon as I can.

I look forward to hearing that comparison.
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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2011, 01:55:45 PM »
I ordered a Superlux S502 ORTF stereo mic on Friday. Should be here on Monday or Tuesday. You can't go wrong for the price. I have heard some pretty impressive recording samples from this mic.

I plan on immediately running a comp between the S502 and my Schoeps MK4's mounted on an ORTF bar. I will post the results as soon as I can.

I look forward to hearing that comparison.
Same here!
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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2011, 11:51:07 AM »
I would love to hear some sample of the S502 ORTF True Condenser, in the studio so far we have used this mic for drum OH and on a Gibson Acoustic ... both results have an-amazing stereo image and sound... this is one insane SM for the price.  it has a smooth top end and well rounded bass, i have seen some compare it to the CMH8KU (stereo pair SMKH8K) the CMH8KU is not a true condenser but a Electret and is designed especially for the musical instruments of medium and high frequencies. don’t expect huge bass or much at all, gives a nice sizzle on the overheads... cant touch a true condenser as the S502 IMO 

Other lux mic's i have used in stereo the ECM999 make great room mic's flat from below 20HZ to 20K, the CM-H8 (Transformer Balanced) series and R102 MKII mid/side & Blumlein.

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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2013, 10:59:19 AM »
wonder if you could switch out the capsules for omni?

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Re: SuperLux Stereo mics ...
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2013, 08:54:21 AM »
Does anyone have experience of the Superlux E524D?
http://www.reddogmusic.co.uk/catalog/product/577053/superlux-e524d

I'm looking for a stereo mic that I can plug directly into my Sony M10 to record harpsichords with.....

The Rode NT4 is beyond my budget... 

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