Soundelux U195 w BeesNeez K8 Capsule

Ive had a Soundeulx U195 that I have never much been happy with, spent a long time over the years poking around with the circuit and concluded the capsule was the weak link, so was very excited to try a BeesNeez K8 in there as the circuit is built around a K87 style capsule.  This mic is primarily used for a kick drum mic, so it was tuned accordingly to get maximized results in that application.  Finally got the low end throttle I was looking for once the BeesNeez K8 went in there.

This particular U195 has a serial number in the 800’s, was from the original first run circa 2000 ish.

This mic is just set up in the control room with a length of mogami feeding it to a Channel Amp, EQ out, feeding a RME UFX.  No gain adjustments were made when switching capsules and the only difference between the two takes is the stock capsule in one and it replaced by the BeesNeez K8 in the other.  This mic is cardioid only and both clips feature a segment with the Fat switch on the mic in and out of the circuit.

Clear to hear how well the K8 performs in this mic over the stock capsule.

U195 with Stock Capsule:

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U195 with BeesNeez K8 Capsule:

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