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Custom AKG ck9 chopped>wide cards?
« on: January 17, 2019, 12:15:15 AM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-of-Short-AKG-CK-9-capsules/263903564421
Im curious how technically feasable this is? Id love to run akg sub/wide cards if so.
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Re: Custom AKG ck9 chopped>wide cards?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2019, 03:44:55 PM »
I've been looking for another CK8 for a while and keep running across these while searching. I assume they simply cut the barrels to shorten them...
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Re: Custom AKG ck9 chopped>wide cards?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2019, 03:52:28 PM »
I wouldn't recommend these at all. real bad idea cutting the tube like that

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Re: Custom AKG ck9 chopped>wide cards?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2019, 04:08:41 PM »
I wouldn't recommend these at all. real bad idea cutting the tube like that
agree. This does seem like a professionally done job, but why not just use a Sennheiser short gun designed for this?
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Re: Custom AKG ck9 chopped>wide cards?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2019, 04:15:59 PM »
I wouldn't recommend these at all. real bad idea cutting the tube like that
agree. This does seem like a professionally done job, but why not just use a Sennheiser short gun designed for this?
OTH- this seller obviously has dozens of microphones for sale and hopefully knows his shit.
Yeah, chopping is crazy.Even a seasoned hacker like myself would not do that!!!
On the other hand, those have a regular CK1 capsule inside.  If they are cheap enough, buy them and take the CK1 out.  That's hacking ...
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Re: Custom AKG ck9 chopped>wide cards?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2019, 05:07:14 PM »
So basically its just a ck1 with a small amount of shotgun tubing infront of it? Id be hacking off another 3 inches from the back side up to threading screw anyway to fit a60’s>480’s/460’s
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Re: Custom AKG ck9 chopped>wide cards?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2019, 10:07:26 PM »
So basically its just a ck1 with a small amount of shotgun tubing infront of it? Id be hacking off another 3 inches from the back side up to threading screw anyway to fit a60’s>480’s/460’s
That is my impression.   I've got ck9 tubes.  I haven't actually taken the capsule out to check.I bought three of these.  Really long tubes, come in a bag.  Never deployed.

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Re: Custom AKG ck9 chopped>wide cards?
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2019, 11:51:39 PM »
I wouldn't recommend these at all. real bad idea cutting the tube like that
agree. This does seem like a professionally done job, but why not just use a Sennheiser short gun designed for this?
OTH- this seller obviously has dozens of microphones for sale and hopefully knows his shit.
Thats the reason Im so curious. He has some other interesting gear for sale and states that these were proffesionally customized and they are a “wide cardioid polar pattern”. Just want to hear them really. Like every other microphone in existence. :shrug:
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Re: Custom AKG ck9 chopped>wide cards?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2019, 06:58:12 PM »
this guy has been trying to sell these for AT LEAST 3 years...not sure of why the mod would be done but i doubt it will have the properties of  a wide/sub cardioid if that is what you are after.
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Re: Custom AKG ck9 chopped>wide cards?
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2019, 08:33:30 PM »
I wouldn't recommend these at all. real bad idea cutting the tube like that
agree. This does seem like a professionally done job, but why not just use a Sennheiser short gun designed for this?
OTH- this seller obviously has dozens of microphones for sale and hopefully knows his shit.
Thats the reason Im so curious. He has some other interesting gear for sale and states that these were proffesionally customized and they are a “wide cardioid polar pattern”. Just want to hear them really. Like every other microphone in existence. :shrug:


I'd be very skeptical about this!



 

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