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Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« on: June 23, 2012, 08:47:33 AM »
and what do you think ?
I've read some rather good reviews on gearsluts.   One fella did a direct shootout against schoeps ORTF stereo version of the cmc6/mk4, with file comparisons..and they were very interesting.
http://www.gearslutz.com/board/gear-shoot-outs-sound-file-comparisons-audio-tests/733645-superlux-s502-vs-schoeps-mstc64.html

I'm thinking about snagging one, since they are pretty cheap.  Maybe send it off to Busman or something for some "tweaking"...
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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2012, 09:31:48 AM »
I just ran across these on eBay this week. 

They've modded it already.  Frankenstein diagrams included.  A DIY job.

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/gear-shoot-outs-sound-file-comparisons-audio-tests/712417-superlux-s502-modified-vs-mk12.html
 
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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2012, 11:14:28 AM »
Nice.
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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2012, 11:40:56 AM »
The mic has come up a few times in the past, thanks for posting the link to the recent shootout comps.  Linking this thread to another one that you started about them last year

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=143781.0

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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2012, 12:34:54 PM »
I do believe Dennis from the Dirty South was running one for a bit.
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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2012, 02:11:41 PM »
The mic has come up a few times in the past, thanks for posting the link to the recent shootout comps.  Linking this thread to another one that you started about them last year

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=143781.0



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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2012, 08:23:01 AM »
4. im so abrasive i make sandpaper nervous.

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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2012, 06:08:18 PM »
I wanna hear a Phish show with them
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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2012, 07:20:37 AM »
nice.  All promising.

ok, I'm in.

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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2012, 09:22:19 PM »
Did you ever snag one of these Nick? Id love to hear your opinion and a tape recording a well known band in a decent size place, so it gives us an idea what it sounds like. And of COURSE you MUST record FOB/DFC with it so you can really hear how it sounds ;) If anyone wants to let me borrow one, I will run it FOB/DFC in a week or 2 at All Good, so we can hear what its really capable of ;D
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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2012, 12:42:35 AM »
This certain;y isn't a well known band or a decent sized venue :) but there are great comp files of the S502 and a Schoeps MSTC64 here

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/gear-shoot-outs-sound-file-comparisons-audio-tests/733645-superlux-s502-vs-schoeps-mstc64.html

The high end is really harsh compared to the Schoeps especially in this recording environment.

I would buy the S502 in a second if you could change the orientation of the capsules    :hmmm:
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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2018, 09:38:24 AM »
Bump....just became aware of these...Anyone using currently, how do you like it ?

Listening to this pull from a Greensky show from last year, sounds pretty incredible...def. has me intrigued.

https://archive.org/details/GreenskyBluegrass2017-03-18.PalaceStPaulMN_SuperluxS502

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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2018, 09:50:22 AM »
Bump....just became aware of these...Anyone using currently, how do you like it ?

Listening to this pull from a Greensky show from last year, sounds pretty incredible...def. has me intrigued.

https://archive.org/details/GreenskyBluegrass2017-03-18.PalaceStPaulMN_SuperluxS502

I like them pretty good; can be a little "shrill" on the top end, which can be a good thing when trying to cut through a muddy room. I looked around for a "mod" when I first got them to see if I could take a little of the top end harshness out of them, but gave up. Also, I have only ran them direct to DR60 and DR70; a preamp may tame these babies a little. They are definitively worth the price though
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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2018, 04:25:45 PM »
i've owned two of them.   GREAT mic for the money

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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2018, 12:57:19 PM »
Bump....just became aware of these...Anyone using currently, how do you like it ?

Listening to this pull from a Greensky show from last year, sounds pretty incredible...def. has me intrigued.

https://archive.org/details/GreenskyBluegrass2017-03-18.PalaceStPaulMN_SuperluxS502

These surprised me a bit as well... especially since the location of this pull was just a few feet off the side wall of this theatre's mid balcony area, not from where the item photo would have you think (near balcony rail). And if you checked out that pull, you prolly saw it's companion of the same show, same taper, same location.  Makes you want to say, "Hummmmm"  :hmmm:
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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2018, 08:18:54 AM »
Hi all Tapers,

I am using (with others mics)

the cheap (but great) Superlux S502.

You can hear some audios I made with it
for some Belharra Trio Live concerts (Classical Music)

http://bit.ly/belharratrio

or directly :
http://belharratrio.wixsite.com/belharratrio/audios

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Ortf Mic and MidSide Mic togethers to make a choice after concert...).

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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2018, 09:57:35 AM »
Anyone thinking about parting with theirs ???

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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2018, 05:20:56 PM »
^ Mine for parts if I can't find a lead on an inspection/repair shop.  Mine developed a weird intermittent bad static noise in one channel. I'm pretty sure it's the mic cause swapping two others into  the harness made the noise go away.  I'm thinking at some time while I was out of touch, the SPL was exceeded.

I've tracked down the case they came in, there's no contact info there.

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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2018, 02:08:42 PM »
Anyone thinking about parting with theirs ???

Might be interested in a set with the long darktrain connection cable.
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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2018, 08:31:42 AM »
Had a pretty solid fantasy baseball season, which just paid off. $$

So I splurged and ordered a set new from thomann in Germany today, along with a long cable extension.

Pretty excited to try these guys out hopefully later this month, and add some new Mic's to my Arsenal.

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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2018, 01:58:06 AM »
Maiden Voyage with my new Superlux s502's that arrived from Germany 2 weeks after ordering, Just check out the Dancin in the streets. Love these new mics.

https://archive.org/details/MelvinSealsBand2018-10-13.SuperluxS502.Flac16

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Re: Superlux S502 ... who's running one ?
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2018, 07:34:00 AM »
nice pull !

 

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