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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #165 on: April 14, 2019, 12:10:21 AM »
I don't have a clear understanding of the mic bias setting, but it's interesting that the lower bias seems to have worked better...?
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #166 on: April 16, 2019, 10:34:46 PM »
Here's that sample from the Mother Hips show. I will be doing some more recording at a festival this weekend so I hope they all sound this good.

It's just the mics > M10 with PIP.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gu3CL8dYB0FsyVBmLqNALNgKN-juqxZG/view?usp=sharing
« Last Edit: April 22, 2019, 11:09:20 AM by beegar »
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #167 on: April 22, 2019, 11:06:14 AM »
I'm suspicious of whether these can handle high SPLs.  I ran mine on stage Friday for the Golden Gate Wingmen, and there is audible distortion at times.  It was mics > CA9200 (0 gain, so it was just serving as a 9V battery box) > Roland R-05 line in. 

I still want to try them at Red Rocks, and I'm guessing behind the sbd at Red Rocks will be lower SPL than on stage so maybe they'll work for that purpose.
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #168 on: April 22, 2019, 11:10:48 AM »
I ran them  >:D for Billy Strings this weekend from ~4th row and they break up a little on the loud bass notes. Seems like you need to be further back with these.

I was running a little over 1 on M10 mic in.
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #169 on: April 22, 2019, 11:30:00 AM »
I ran them  >:D for Billy Strings this weekend from ~4th row and they break up a little on the loud bass notes. Seems like you need to be further back with these.

I was running a little over 1 on M10 mic in.

PIP on, right? Was the mic sensitivity on hi or low?
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #170 on: April 22, 2019, 11:36:03 AM »

I'm not going to have time to do anything with mine before relocating. Anyone interested in another pair? PM me if so.

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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #171 on: April 22, 2019, 11:44:38 AM »
I ran them  >:D for Billy Strings this weekend from ~4th row and they break up a little on the loud bass notes. Seems like you need to be further back with these.

I was running a little over 1 on M10 mic in.

PIP on, right? Was the mic sensitivity on hi or low?

Yep PIP. Should be on low but I'll have to check when I get home.
Mics: nbob/480+ck61/62/63; C568EB; MKE2
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #172 on: May 08, 2019, 03:02:50 PM »
Here's a sample from 420 fest. ~4th row from stage a bit left of center. I used declip in Izotope Elements and it helped a little with the bass clipping.

MKE2 > M10 (no preamp or battery box)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KOFT-KXPngosahzOwynBqsSYmRyPpr26/view?usp=sharing
« Last Edit: May 08, 2019, 03:21:22 PM by beegar »
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #173 on: May 08, 2019, 04:19:30 PM »
I ran them  >:D for Billy Strings this weekend from ~4th row and they break up a little on the loud bass notes. Seems like you need to be further back with these.

I was running a little over 1 on M10 mic in.

PIP on, right? Was the mic sensitivity on hi or low?

Yep PIP. Should be on low but I'll have to check when I get home.

This sounds like an issue with insufficient voltage.
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #174 on: May 09, 2019, 10:28:42 AM »
Yeah I believe so as well. I may try and build a 5v battery box at some point, but this project is pretty low in the queue.
Mics: nbob/480+ck61/62/63; C568EB; MKE2
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #175 on: May 09, 2019, 05:29:44 PM »
I'll just chime in here again.
I love these mics, mainly for their waterproof cover and excellent windscreen.
I have noticed they are pretty "hot" mics.  That is, high output.  So you probably need a battery box.  A standard 9v battery box should work fine.  And run on Line In for loud shows.
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #176 on: May 18, 2019, 02:58:46 AM »
Has anyone tried the windscreens yet? Wondering how acoustically transparent they are. Thinking of running split omnis (dpa 4061's) outdoors in a windy venue with these
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #177 on: May 25, 2019, 02:36:05 PM »
I'm suspicious of whether these can handle high SPLs.  I ran mine on stage Friday for the Golden Gate Wingmen, and there is audible distortion at times.  It was mics > CA9200 (0 gain, so it was just serving as a 9V battery box) > Roland R-05 line in. 

I still want to try them at Red Rocks, and I'm guessing behind the sbd at Red Rocks will be lower SPL than on stage so maybe they'll work for that purpose.

I wonder if these mics would be a good candidate for a 4.7k mod.

I still haven’t terminated mine and I’m considering this.
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #178 on: May 25, 2019, 03:00:23 PM »
I'm suspicious of whether these can handle high SPLs.  I ran mine on stage Friday for the Golden Gate Wingmen, and there is audible distortion at times.  It was mics > CA9200 (0 gain, so it was just serving as a 9V battery box) > Roland R-05 line in. 

I still want to try them at Red Rocks, and I'm guessing behind the sbd at Red Rocks will be lower SPL than on stage so maybe they'll work for that purpose.

I wonder if these mics would be a good candidate for a 4.7k mod.

I still haven’t terminated mine and I’m considering this.
You cannot 4.7k mod these micsYes there are three wires coming from the mic (red, white, shield)but White is shorted to shield at the capsule.I suppose you could take the bare capsule out and mod, but this would require some effort.
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #179 on: May 25, 2019, 09:34:50 PM »
I'm suspicious of whether these can handle high SPLs.  I ran mine on stage Friday for the Golden Gate Wingmen, and there is audible distortion at times.  It was mics > CA9200 (0 gain, so it was just serving as a 9V battery box) > Roland R-05 line in. 

I still want to try them at Red Rocks, and I'm guessing behind the sbd at Red Rocks will be lower SPL than on stage so maybe they'll work for that purpose.

I wonder if these mics would be a good candidate for a 4.7k mod.

I still haven’t terminated mine and I’m considering this.
You cannot 4.7k mod these micsYes there are three wires coming from the mic (red, white, shield)but White is shorted to shield at the capsule.I suppose you could take the bare capsule out and mod, but this would require some effort.

That’s too bad. I wouldn’t want to futz with them too much as I only have 2.
Mics: Avantone CK-1s, AT853 c+o
Pres: CA9100
Recorders: DR-60d mkII, DR-2d

 

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