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It certainly isn't even as tidy as the original and the housing looks 'cheap' by comparison...
Yes, I can't see what those strips of foam are for, if everything is tightened down by screws, incl the circuit board.

I wonder if most of the claimed improvement simply comes from a capsule of better spec than the original...or perhaps tighter component tolerances... and better soldering of the circuit board ?

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Old 6 days ago
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Very polished video - I'm sure the small footprint of your mics was appreciated by the camera operators. The S502 is impressive for its price point. But, if we could only get the Line Audio to build two CM4 in an single ORTF unit...
Yes the mic and stand are barely noticeable, even in the distant shots. HD and 4K cameras plus reasonably good lighting help a lot with the sharpness these days !

Regarding the Line Audio/ORTF idea...better still, to harness the versatility of retaining your 2 individual CM4's... as well as the ability to make an ORTF as circumstances dictate....how about simply an ORTF outer cradle/shell to create the correct angle and mic spacing, into which your two CM4's are slid in, and then locked in place when the other half of the outer shell of the ORTF housing is added on top, and twist-clamped in place.

If the outer ORTF shell also had 2 female xlr connectors into which the 3 pins of each CM4 mated, you'd have additional connection security for the mics. Each of those 2 integral xlr-f connectors would be wired to a 5 pin xlr-m socket, similar to the Superlux.

Some sort of locking /threaded twist collar at each outer edge of the 3 'branches' of the mic would hold the two halves of the ORTF outer shell firmly together....and keep the mics snug and rattle-free also.

A shell like this could be designed and sold for not much money, since apart from the aluminium shell casting, the only electricals would be thin (twisted) cabling from the pair of 3 pin xlr connectors to the 5 pin xlr output

For mic safety and travel ruggedness I think aluminium would be the best outer shell material...perhaps 3D printed or moulded plastic could work also, although it would afford no RF screening.

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Old 6 days ago
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...how about simply an ORTF outer cradle/shell to create the correct angle and mic spacing, into which your two CM4's are slid in...
Isn't this largely answered by one of the various existing ORTF Shapeways 3d-printed clips for 20mm mics? Or are the CM4s just too short? At 77mm long overall (plus XLR) I'd be surprised.

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Roland
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Isn't this largely answered by one of the various existing ORTF Shapeways 3d-printed clips for 20mm mics? Or are the CM4s just too short? At 77mm long overall (plus XLR) I'd be surprised.

Cheers,

Roland
Yes the Shapeways template mounts would achieve it I'm sure..they would be tailor made to fit the ORTF spec.

My shell idea simply makes the whole assembly a bit more rugged, with perhaps some additional RF screening via enclosing the mics...but it would also carry a slight weight penalty too.

The shell idea might also look a bit more elegant than the Shapeways clip...and conceivably cost about the same or a little less than the 3D printed unit. ?
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I have come to conclusion that I rather prefer discrete schemes rather than chips no matter the thd and noise specs are. Anyone able to give a heads up on whats inside the amp both in the old and new models? Though, the Chinese "QC" turns me off. In many other products as well.
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