https://groupdiy.com…php?topic=55010.0I read this post on a DYI site here:
I've never made my own mic, but this would save thousands for a high quality mic! My question to Mike Levine and anyone else knowledgable about the subject: have you or anyone you known ever made their own mic (or other high-end audio gear), and is it actually possible for people other than rocket scientists? It looks really cool!
Here's the post from the site:
"D-Elam 251E with True Pattern Switching on PSU ,
this was a very fun build. Specially the Point to Point HZ bridge, half PCb/half PTP for Optimal Results and Maximum Fun
more Info soon at https://groupdiy.com…php?topic=49675.0" rel="ugc noopener" target="_blank">https://www.vintagemicrophonepcbkit.com Or https://groupdiy.com…php?topic=49675.0
Schematic ELA M251E
PSU BOM Only
Elam 251 BOM. (Missing From BOM 4700pf Polystyrene 630V and 1000pf Polystyrene /630V and 100pf Polystyrene 630V)
It is needed to get rid of a pair of high stamping Metal siders to proper with the aid of a metal cutter and a file
DYI: Telefunken ELA M 251 - forum Telefunken Elektroakustik ELA M 251
Once I had realised I could purchase cheap chinese made microphones and buy high quality components to modify them, I've never thought of paying retail price for expensive microphones. I often use my modded microphones over the neumanns and telefunkens available at the studio.
There are also many things available called clone kits, where you receive the parts for a DYI premium microphone. One great example is a U87 clone kit that costs 500EUR. Much better than spending 3000EUR for the microphone, and much more fun as well! here is the link: