I have just got myself a small CM10 Calrec SDC made in the UK in the 60s-70s. It's a talkback mic from one of their famous mixing desks and has a long neck with an XLR plug at the base (here you can see a similar mic, although the stem is much shorter http://www.saturn-sound.com/images%2...microphone.jpg
, I will upload some pictures of mine later)
Apparently the actual mic is equivalent to some of the studio condensers that Calrec made. It is a cardioid with fixed bass roll-off and uses phantom power, with a capsule probably identical to the 2100 series CC51 capsule cardioid roll-off Calrec mic or to the older CM654D.
(more info on Calrec mics here including talkback mics here Calrec, some old favorites
I was AB'ing it yesterday one of my Sony C35p SDCs. I tried it on acoustic guitar, voice and toy piano. It is quiet (although it requires more gain than the Sonys) and really vulnerable to wind, breath etc... when singing, so requires a pop-filter/foam windscreen.
It actually sounds good on all those sources, really different from the Sonys, as it is much brighter and of course has the bass roll-off, whereas the Sonys are dark and have lots of bass . It would be brilliant if the fixed bass-roll-off could be defeated, but as it is I suppose I will use it for close-miking cases when boominess is to be avoided.
Anyway, the point of this post was to ask about what would be the best way of fixing this mic to a stand. The neck is fixed to the mic and it is really heavy. My current mic clips struggle to hold such a weight.
I would like to know whether anyone in this forum has experience using talkback mics with heavy necks as studio (well, home studio in my case) microphones and whether anyone has had any genius ideas as to how to put them on a regular microphone stand.
Apologies for the long rambling post and thanks for any ideas or suggestions!