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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.
Let us know how it works ...

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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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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #188 on: July 23, 2019, 11:11:58 PM »
Finally giving this project a go.

Liberated the elements and stripped the incredibly thin wires. Double checked the resistance of each element with a multimeter and got wildly different readings. One read 0.5 ohm and the other read 1.45 kohm. Any ideas? I’m worried I may have severed one of the wires inside the cabling when I was attempting to strip the insulation with my teeth.

On that note, a flame worked well to melt away the insulation on the red and blue wires.
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #189 on: August 12, 2019, 09:41:33 PM »
MKE2 mod pair, spaced 14', and secured tight to hard reflective balcony face (drywall) as Boundary Layer Effect stereo

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MKE2 mod pair, spaced 14', and secured tight to hard reflective balcony face (drywall) as Boundary Layer Effect stereo

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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #190 on: August 13, 2019, 02:07:02 AM »
MKE2 mod pair, spaced 14', and secured tight to hard reflective balcony face (drywall) as Boundary Layer Effect stereo

My audio, and pro video...
Excellent.  Glad to hear the video guy(s) used it as well.

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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #191 on: November 30, 2019, 05:09:41 PM »
I wonder what the difference is with the well-known Soundman OKM mic series. They are omni's and have several version (SOLO, ROCK, ROCK STUDIO)

http://www.soundman.de/en/products/okm-ii-studio-rock/

From the site
The OKM II Rock Studio  is made for extraordinary high sound pressure  like hard-rock-music even recorded direct on stage. The Rock-Version is providing a hugh headroom for extrem high sound pressure up to  142 dB.
For OKM II Rock Studio microphones we use Sennheiser capsuls.

technical data sheet
directional characteristic: omni directional
frequency response: 2o….2o ooo Hz +/- 3dB
sensitivity: 5 mV/Pa +/- 3 dB
-46 dB ref 1V/Pa +/- 3dB
sound field: reversed
max. sound pressure SPL: 132 dB (142 dB, K= 3 % U gr. als 7,5 V, R=18 kOhm)

Equivalent S/N ratio level
db ( A ), effective 26 dB
peek value ( CCIR 468-2 filter: 39 dB
feeding voltage: 4,5 V…+15 V

« Last Edit: November 30, 2019, 05:15:31 PM by Popmarter »
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Re: Sennheiser MKE2 Waterproof GoPro mic - hacks and modifications
« Reply #192 on: December 01, 2019, 05:47:46 PM »
I wonder what the difference is with the well-known Soundman OKM mic series. They are omni's and have several version (SOLO, ROCK, ROCK STUDIO)

I have no idea, but I have a pair of MKE2s wired to a single 3.5 mm jack. You are welcome to borrow them sometime, if you'd like. I have run them with no battery box into a Marantz PMD620 (~4.5 - 5 V plug-in power) with good results many times. It has been too long, in any event, so we should get together for a show even if you don't want to borrow the mics!

 

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