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10/13/14

CONDENSER MICROPHONE KIT

Have you ever considered building your own condenser mic? If so, then a kit from Microphone-Parts.com just might be your ticket.

DIY FET MIC KIT

Their RA-23 kit includes everything you need to build a working condenser microphone. You supply solder and soldering iron as well as precision screw drivers for assembly.

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EASY TO BUILD?

Although these mics are not extremely difficult to assemble, they are probably not the best choice as a "first kit". However, after you have a couple stomp-box builds under your belt you should be ready to take it on.


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There are two PCB (Printed Circuit Board) assemblies that need to be "assembled". This kit included their MP-V57 PCB kit. Capsule bias, or "sensitivity", is adjusted with the blue trimmer potentiometer.


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CAPSULE CHOICE

You choose the capsule type when ordering. You can go from mild to wild if you like. I went with their most popular RK-47 capsule because I am going to be modifying this mic in the future.


IS IT WORTH IT?

If you are looking to gain some "build experience" with condenser microphones then I think it's worth it. It's a good kit, with good parts and the instructions are really good. It's a great microphone for the money. And, you get bragging rights because "You-Built-It-Yourself".


Thanks for reading,
Trenton