nick92675 wrote:i see you've got them listed in your collection, but as of yet no description or review. they seem to get pretty good reviews in the usual tapeop forums, but i was interested in what you guys thought.
It kinda bugs me that stapes only got into the mic building business after reading the "how to build a mic" article in tape op. They use the same panasonic electret capsule used in the behringer ECM800 (or 8000? i can't remember). It's like a $5 part (?) from Mouser or Digikey.
I suppose you could buy the stapes and try it. Or buy the behringer model for $35. Or get the TapeOp article and build your own for $10.
Interestingly, that same panasonic capsule is also used in T.H.E.'s high end KP6M reference mic (http://www.themicrophones.com/kp-6m.html
.) Although Taylor mentioned to me that he throws away more of those panasonic capsules than he actually uses in produuction mics because they usually don't meet spec. So if you build your own, you might want to test the part first. Although I'm sure behringer doesn't bother.
I've been thining about building a pair of my own to use as permanent installation room mics...