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Microphone Madness used to build their high-end st€@1th mics with Sennheiser caps, but those were out of stock for years.

Still taping with their MM-HLSC-1's (MKE caps) and I love them.

They now offer a brand new line of mics including:
* omnis: https://www.microphonemadness.com/mm-pc-11-professionals-choice-dual-lavalier-microphone-omni-directional.html
* cards (actually hyper cards) : https://www.microphonemadness.com/mm-pc-12-professionals-choice-dual-lavalier-microphone-hyper-cardioid.html

Both product descriptions don't mention any manufacturer or model, so I sent them an e-mail with questions about the capsules they were using. Here's the answer (which I can totally understand) I got:

"We do not disclose what we are using in construction of the MM-PC-11 AND MM-PC-12 for competitive reasons.  It is one of our proprietary blends, sorry."

So it seems like we'll have to wait for users testing.
Mics : Sony ECM-717, MM-HLSC-1 (4.7k mod), SP-CMC-4 (at853), 2x DPA4060, 2x DPA4061
Battery box : SP-SPSB-6524 w/bass roll-off filter, MM-CBM-1
Preamp : Church Audio CA-9100
Recorders : Sony MZR-700PC, Edirol R-09HR, Tascam DR-2d

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These are really tiny! In your experience, how do the MM mics compare to your AT and DPA mics?
Mics: Line Audio CM4 (sc); Line Audio OM1 (o); Audio-Technica AT853Rx (c, sc, o); Audio-Technica ATU853 (c, o); Oktava MK-012 (hc, c, o)

Decks: Sound Devices MixPre-3, Marantz PMD661 (Oade warm mod), Marantz PMD620MKII, Marantz PMD-706 (Oade warm and concert mods)

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My buddy Mark uses these are they are AMAZING mics. His previous mics was Sonic Studios and these are equally as good (my opinion better) than the Sonics for a 1/4 of the price. He lent me his MM Hypers, which I have in hand now, and the build quality is exceptional. I'll be using them in 2 weeks and can't wait !!!

Here's some more info on the MM's ...

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=191561.0



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ThePiedPiper, I noticed that your friend doesn't use a battery/preamp unit.  Is that typical for these mics?

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There's another recording made using the MM-PC-11 on Dime currently. It's an amplified performance: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=614168&page=0#startcomments

When listening to the sample, I can hear brickwalling which most probably means those caps can't handle high SPLs and will need the low sensivity/4.7k mod (if the wiring job allows it to be done).
Mics : Sony ECM-717, MM-HLSC-1 (4.7k mod), SP-CMC-4 (at853), 2x DPA4060, 2x DPA4061
Battery box : SP-SPSB-6524 w/bass roll-off filter, MM-CBM-1
Preamp : Church Audio CA-9100
Recorders : Sony MZR-700PC, Edirol R-09HR, Tascam DR-2d

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There's another recording made using the MM-PC-11 on Dime currently. It's an amplified performance: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=614168&page=0#startcomments

When listening to the sample, I can hear brickwalling which most probably means those caps can't handle high SPLs and will need the low sensivity/4.7k mod (if the wiring job allows it to be done).

There is no brickwalling in that sample and sure not in the master files (which I still have) ... The SPL is 150db on these mics and they do not require any low sensitivity mod.  On this particular show Mark used a bass-roll, which he doesn't use currently, as it's not needed.

https://www.microphonemadness.com/mm-pc-11-professionals-choice-dual-lavalier-microphone-omni-directional.html

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ThePiedPiper, I noticed that your friend doesn't use a battery/preamp unit.  Is that typical for these mics?

For a few acoustic shows (John Corabi being one) I think Mark used plug-in power, and had zero issues, but he usually uses a battery box with his mics.

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My buddy Mark uses these are they are AMAZING mics. His previous mics was Sonic Studios and these are equally as good (my opinion better) than the Sonics for a 1/4 of the price. He lent me his MM Hypers, which I have in hand now, and the build quality is exceptional. I'll be using them in 2 weeks and can't wait !!!

Here's some more info on the MM's ...

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=191561.0
can you please keep us posted on what your results are? these are on my list.
DPA 4060 [CS HEB] > CS BB
CA-14 (c) > CA 9200
CA-14 (o) > CA 9200
AT853U (c) (4.7k mod) > SP-SPSB-11
pri deck: Sony PCM M10 | alt decks: TASCAM DR‑2D & Sony PCM A10

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My buddy Mark uses these are they are AMAZING mics. His previous mics was Sonic Studios and these are equally as good (my opinion better) than the Sonics for a 1/4 of the price. He lent me his MM Hypers, which I have in hand now, and the build quality is exceptional. I'll be using them in 2 weeks and can't wait !!!

Here's some more info on the MM's ...

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=191561.0

I'd love to hear how the hypers performed. I have a pair of Countryman B2D hypers and they make some pretty decent recordings
Mics: CA-14(cards & omnis) and CA-11(cards & omnis) ; AT853's(cards, hypers, mini shotguns); Busman BSC-1 (cards, hypers, omnis)
Nakamichi CM300's (CP-1,2,3,4) Nakamichi CM700's (cards, omnis)
Tascam PE-120's (cards, omnis) Peluso CEMC-6 (cards and subcards)
DPA 4061's DPA 4022's; AKG 480 ck61 and ck63; Naiant AKG Active Cables
Preamps: CA-9100; Naiant Tinybox (12v/48v + PIP 8V); Naiant Littlebox;
DPA MPS6030; Sound Device Mix Pre-D
Decks: Mixpre 10T and 6; Roland R-07; Marantz PMD620; Sony PCM M10; Edirol R-4; Zoom H6; Marantz PMD-661; Sound Devices 722

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I don't hear brickwalling in the sample, either. The vocals are a little harsh, but I'm pretty sure it's probably in the mix (WYSIWYG), or maybe the bass roll off use. Sounds pretty decent, IMO :coolguy: :cheers:
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My buddy Mark uses these are they are AMAZING mics. His previous mics was Sonic Studios and these are equally as good (my opinion better) than the Sonics for a 1/4 of the price. He lent me his MM Hypers, which I have in hand now, and the build quality is exceptional. I'll be using them in 2 weeks and can't wait !!!

Here's some more info on the MM's ...

http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=191561.0

So, how did your recording with those hypers turn out?
Mics : Sony ECM-717, MM-HLSC-1 (4.7k mod), SP-CMC-4 (at853), 2x DPA4060, 2x DPA4061
Battery box : SP-SPSB-6524 w/bass roll-off filter, MM-CBM-1
Preamp : Church Audio CA-9100
Recorders : Sony MZR-700PC, Edirol R-09HR, Tascam DR-2d

 

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