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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #180 on: May 30, 2019, 01:28:17 PM »
I'm planning on running these tomorrow night with a 9v battery box at Billy Strings. Would you guys suggest going line-in or mic-in with low sensitivity with the M10? The show is outdoors.

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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #181 on: May 30, 2019, 01:30:42 PM »
I'm planning on running these tomorrow night with a 9v battery box at Billy Strings. Would you guys suggest going line-in or mic-in with low sensitivity with the M10? The show is outdoors.

My MKE2 Gold are really hot I always use the M10 line Input with those.

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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #182 on: May 30, 2019, 03:28:37 PM »

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 mics Yes 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.

One very simple solution for hot mics is this: (or something like it)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008DJTB32/ref=twister_B07RV2RQ1T?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #183 on: May 30, 2019, 03:47:24 PM »

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 mics Yes 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.

One very simple solution for hot mics is this: (or something like it)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008DJTB32/ref=twister_B07RV2RQ1T?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Interesting... I wonder if there is a high quality version of this available somewhere...
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #184 on: May 30, 2019, 03:50:52 PM »
Unfortunately, that thing is a voltage divider and will mess with the bias voltage to the mics. It's not a good idea to use something like that between the mics and the recorder.
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #185 on: May 31, 2019, 01:31:27 AM »
Unfortunately, that thing is a voltage divider and will mess with the bias voltage to the mics. It's not a good idea to use something like that between the mics and the recorder.
I have used it for years without any issues. I prefer the -10db attenuator that I got from m-audio, but this (or the ratshack version I have) has worked just fine.
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #186 on: May 31, 2019, 02:18:11 AM »
Yes, try M10 line input.I've used this several times for loud shows.The range of gain on the Line level input is pretty wide, so you won't overload it.
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #187 on: July 06, 2019, 09:09:42 AM »
Finally got a chance to try these outdoors. They're spaced 3ft. I am very impressed. I have about $100 in the entire rig.

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