This is fascinating stuff. Most of which is completely lost on me, but I'm very interested in this.
freshmattyp said:This is fascinating stuff. Most of which is completely lost on me, but I'm very interested in this.
The 'AT's cheaper, but has a higher sensitivity. Otherwise the specs are the same. It's almost a dollar cheaper too. I went to the Panasonic site but couldn't find anything.JonPike said:I've been trying to find out if there's something "magic" about the WM60-AY's or not.. like compared to a WM60-AT or the WM61 series...
Marik said:Roybot, I ordered those just yesterday from Digikey. Yes, the capsules are discontinued, but Digikey still has over 3000 in stock. 61s have lower noise, so it would be worth to try. With Linkwitz mod they will have about 134 db SPL and with higher PSU voltage, even more. I am not sure, but I have a feeling that the 61s use a different from 60s, lower noise FET. When I get them I'll gut a couple of these guy.
<Out of desperation, I came up with a good way to ground capsules modded for 3-wire Linkwitz or phase-splitter use.
Basically it's a carefully bent paper clip. It can also double as part of a mounting system as shown above.>
Dayvel, it is a cool solution. However, aluminum is prone to oxidation, so on the long run it wouldn't be very safe.
Jon, welcome. I don't think you can find something cheaper than already dirt cheap ECM8000. As it is, it might be too noisy, but let's see if we can overcome it...
<No skepticism here. I just wasn’t clear whether you were going to do the Linkwitz mod or try and swap the FET in the capsule.>
Both Flatpicker, both...
And then, see which one is better.
Yeah, I couldn't find the graphs for ATs either, so I just ordered more expencive AYs.