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Old May 14th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #16
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Old May 14th, 2012, 02:02 PM   #17
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No Donald, but what a cool concept. Very interesting site. Custom made microphones, from the ground up!

Actually, now that I think about it, the place I was thinking wired the actual capsule as well. They started with only the electronics and then wired/added connectors as requested. The mic I owned had a very nice Sennheiser core and then they used some kind of heatshrink on the ends of the cable, I think. It was really well done and would have probably lasted me for many years. I'm still kicking myself for letting it go!
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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:50 AM   #18
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Three maybe four years ago I purchased a custom configured lav mic for use with a wireless, and I can't remember the company I ordered from.

The company essentially uses the capsule of your choice and then configures the wiring and plug to work with the device you specify.

Anyone know the company I'm thinking of or one like it? As I recall the mics were great value, as they used high quality capsules and the price ended up significantly less than ordering pre-wired, giving a lot of bang for the buck.
No, but Eric Toline in Florida does this: audioetc@bellsouth.net

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Old May 16th, 2012, 08:15 AM   #19
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Are you thinking of Giant Squid? Miniature Microphone Specialists Stereo - Mono - Cardioid - Omnidrectional Giant Squid Audio Lab
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Old May 16th, 2012, 09:57 AM   #20
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Thanks Ty. Jim, I don't think so, but I did see them in my searches and the Squid site is VERY reminiscent of it. The outfit I used was a bit larger. I'm covered now having ordered the Rode, but it would be nice to find that outfit for future reference.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 11:26 AM   #21
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You may be thinking of Naiant:
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Old May 16th, 2012, 12:13 PM   #22
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Hey Chip, not that one either, but very interesting guy there.

The one I'm thinking of lists various brands of mic capsules, they do not make their own. If I knew when I bought I could go through receipts from that period, but I have no idea.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 02:06 PM   #23
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Chip, thanks for that link to Naiant. They do offer some small inline preamps and phantom plug-in-powering adapters that I've not seen elsewhere. Good to bookmark in case I ever need exotic setups like that, even if it doesn't help the original poster.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 02:31 PM   #24
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Several links provided in this thread are very interesting and informative. Who knew there were guys out there actually hand-making mics? Really intriguing stuff.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 03:07 PM   #25
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Chip, thanks for that link to Naiant. They do offer some small inline preamps and phantom plug-in-powering adapters that I've not seen elsewhere. Good to bookmark in case I ever need exotic setups like that, even if it doesn't help the original poster.
If memory serves, the design engineer is also a musician and specializes in capturing instruments. He is active on the Taperssection forum.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 08:28 PM   #26
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Jeff,
I just got 2 matchstick mics from microphone madness and they are very nice. I use them with the H1 and they work great. they were about $129 a piece...
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 08:50 AM   #27
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Got to report in on the Rode Lavaliere, it's outstanding. Sound quality is just superb for my purposes, love it with the H1.
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