DIY FET MIC KITTheir 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.
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.
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.
CAPSULE CHOICEYou 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".
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