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Mounting AT853s in a Kwon bar/Donut set up?
« on: May 11, 2012, 02:35:37 PM »
Is this feasible? I haven't taped much since I sold my Schoeps, but I do have a pair of XLR terminated 853's in the closet, but I realized the other night I have no way to mount them (ended up running 414's instead). Would love to go back to a Kwon/Shure donut set up with the 853s if it's possible. I can't justify keeping expensive mics around with the limited use they get, so I am planning on keeping 2 sets of 853s, one XLR powered for open taping running  into a V3>671, and one set I can run directly into my PMD620 for low profile jobs. Then I can get all the 853 caps & have pretty much every situation covered without breaking the bank.
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Re: Mounting AT853s in a Kwon bar/Donut set up?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 03:57:48 PM »
Another really cheap option, if you're willing to fuss a little with a stereo bar, is this:

https://secure.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Audix+MC-MICRO&N=0&InitialSearch=yes

Nicely built for the price and very low profile.

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Re: Mounting AT853s in a Kwon bar/Donut set up?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2012, 04:20:33 PM »
Is this feasible? I haven't taped much since I sold my Schoeps, but I do have a pair of XLR terminated 853's in the closet, but I realized the other night I have no way to mount them (ended up running 414's instead). Would love to go back to a Kwon/Shure donut set up with the 853s if it's possible. I can't justify keeping expensive mics around with the limited use they get, so I am planning on keeping 2 sets of 853s, one XLR powered for open taping running  into a V3>671, and one set I can run directly into my PMD620 for low profile jobs. Then I can get all the 853 caps & have pretty much every situation covered without breaking the bank.

Personally when I had AT853's I liked the SP setup.  But get the screens that fit the mount.  They act not only as screens but also as shock mounts since they don't transmit vibration. They make various lenghts and it is nice becuase you can bend it in just about any shape you need...  I had the 24" bar but was torn between the 6" and 12" bar as well...  as for heavy wind situations it was simple to just put a pair of baby socks over the screens and that took care of the bad weather situations.... You can't go wrong with AT853's for the money..   

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Re: Mounting AT853s in a Kwon bar/Donut set up?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2012, 05:37:44 PM »
Is this feasible? I haven't taped much since I sold my Schoeps, but I do have a pair of XLR terminated 853's in the closet, but I realized the other night I have no way to mount them (ended up running 414's instead). Would love to go back to a Kwon/Shure donut set up with the 853s if it's possible. I can't justify keeping expensive mics around with the limited use they get, so I am planning on keeping 2 sets of 853s, one XLR powered for open taping running  into a V3>671, and one set I can run directly into my PMD620 for low profile jobs. Then I can get all the 853 caps & have pretty much every situation covered without breaking the bank.

Personally when I had AT853's I liked the SP setup.  But get the screens that fit the mount.  They act not only as screens but also as shock mounts since they don't transmit vibration. They make various lenghts and it is nice becuase you can bend it in just about any shape you need...  I had the 24" bar but was torn between the 6" and 12" bar as well...  as for heavy wind situations it was simple to just put a pair of baby socks over the screens and that took care of the bad weather situations.... You can't go wrong with AT853's for the money..   

http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/item/SP-GNA-3

I second the GNA-3.  I've had one for several years and love it.  I will second the baby-socks (or just thin/girl socks in general)... though 20~30mph winds still defeat that setup.


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Re: Mounting AT853s in a Kwon bar/Donut set up?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 07:22:53 PM »
A Lowe's Bar/Windtech mic clip works great for AT853's...this is how I run them all the time they are not in a 1M Omni Bar



I ditched the old Tensimount and just put the bar in the Windtech the Tensimount is in...you go to Lowes Plumbing Section and buy a stick of 1/2" and 3/4" PVC and two 1/2 45 degree Street connectors...glue one Street connector to the 1/2" PVC...slide the 3/4"  PVC that is shorter by 1" or so Over the 1/2" PVC pipe - Glue - Glue second Street connector to 1/2" pipe...paint black

Oh forgot that I ran the back side into a table saw kerf to make a cable relief...you can see it on the outside edge of the mounts in the photo's
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