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Right angle xlr problem...
« on: December 26, 2020, 12:34:26 PM »
So I bought a couple of nice new cables with right angle connectors to use with my km184s for ORTF .   However, the configuration of the female end that plugs into the mics means I have to mount the mics upside down, which means that the Neumann badges are on the bottom and interferes with mounting the mics in the clips properly.  For mics with no external badges, this would be no problem, but for the Neumann badges which stick out, I can’t make this work.
Is there an easy solution to this that I am missing?  Thanks

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Re: Right angle xlr problem...
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2020, 02:25:30 PM »
So I bought a couple of nice new cables with right angle connectors to use with my km184s for ORTF .   However, the configuration of the female end that plugs into the mics means I have to mount the mics upside down, which means that the Neumann badges are on the bottom and interferes with mounting the mics in the clips properly.  For mics with no external badges, this would be no problem, but for the Neumann badges which stick out, I can’t make this work.
Is there an easy solution to this that I am missing?  Thanks

Use Rycote INV mounts instead of standard mic clips. The raised badge shouldn't interfere because you only have the two lyres holding the mic.

Or, are you using a combo mount with them? I assume you aren't using an SRS Recording mount because it seems Scott makes those so they don't interfere with the badge.
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Re: Right angle xlr problem...
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2020, 02:33:33 PM »
So I bought a couple of nice new cables with right angle connectors to use with my km184s for ORTF .   However, the configuration of the female end that plugs into the mics means I have to mount the mics upside down, which means that the Neumann badges are on the bottom and interferes with mounting the mics in the clips properly.  For mics with no external badges, this would be no problem, but for the Neumann badges which stick out, I can’t make this work.
Is there an easy solution to this that I am missing?  Thanks

Use Rycote INV mounts instead of standard mic clips. The raised badge shouldn't interfere because you only have the two lyres holding the mic.

Or, are you using a combo mount with them? I assume you aren't using an SRS Recording mount because it seems Scott makes those so they don't interfere with the badge.

I gave a friend a pair of the INVs to use with his 184s and he sent me these pics to show the badge placement

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Re: Right angle xlr problem...
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2020, 02:52:11 PM »
Thanks guys. I also found a workaround. I can hang the setup upside down.  See photo

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Re: Right angle xlr problem...
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2020, 04:51:55 PM »
Voze - are those custom cables?

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Re: Right angle xlr problem...
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2020, 08:46:44 PM »
it’s been a while since i made up RA cables but if those in your first pic are switchcraft or neutron, most of those models are rotatable for position inside, at 3 or more detention options
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Re: Right angle xlr problem...
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2020, 08:14:51 AM »
it’s been a while since i made up RA cables but if those in your first pic are switchcraft or neutron, most of those models are rotatable for position inside, at 3 or more detention options

Right on. The ones jnorman has are the old Neutrik ones, I believe. Remove the screws on the outer housing and the shell comes apart, and you can rotate wherever you want.

No shock mounting?
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Re: Right angle xlr problem...
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2020, 10:12:18 AM »
Voze - are those custom cables?
Yes DIY cables

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Re: Right angle xlr problem...
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2020, 06:24:21 PM »
Thanks voltronic - I took the connectors apart and sure enough they are adjustable, so I am now set.  Still can’t do actual ORTF without spacers, so I will be using NOS 90 degrees at 0.2m separation.
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Re: Right angle xlr problem...
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2020, 07:31:18 AM »
Thanks voltronic - I took the connectors apart and sure enough they are adjustable, so I am now set.  Still can’t do actual ORTF without spacers, so I will be using NOS 90 degrees at 0.2m separation.

I'm sure if you post an ISO in the Yard Sale, someone will have a riser they are willing to part with.

Alternately, you could buy one of those SRS Recording setups I linked above if you find yourself doing ORTF often. Scott does some great designs, and he will also custom make anything you ask.

You could then easily shock mount the entire thing for cheap using one of these mounts.
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