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AKG C12 Clone Build

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Melodeath, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Melodeath

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    Just sharing some good news. Last night I completed building an AKG C12 clone. I'm using a NOS early 1960s 6072 tube, Tim Campbell's CT12 capsule (a true, chambered CK12 copy with original AKG membrane material), and AMI's T14 replica transformer. The mic sounds phenomenal! This is my second DiY mic. Here's a pic...

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    Looks great! Clips? How much did it cost you? I really want to take myself up on a DIY build for something like an 1176 clone, but I have 0 experience with PCB boards and soldering them etc
     
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    A = C12
    B = U47

    ?
     
  5. Melodeath

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    Ben, I'll wait for a few more guesses before revealing
     
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    A = 47
    B = c12

    my guess. who knows though that's a rad looking mic.
     
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    Not sure which is which, but I like A more.
     
  8. Melodeath

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    If you specifically hone in on the midrange and the air frequencies, it might be easier to tell which is which. A U47 is designed to push the mids, while a C12 is a bit more scooped, with a boost in the air. Listen to 2kHz-5kHz, and the 11kHz areas.

    The first one (not labelled) is the C12.
    The one labelled "B" is the U47.
     
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    A = C12
    B = U47

    Yup
     
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    Where did you get the parts from for this build? Did you buy it as a kit?
     

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