It was a million to shot, Doctor---who would of thought a trumpet was
capable of that!
I have my Lollipops that fit on the 451s. I have played around with them
getting a sense of the sound---also had them on my C60 tubes.
But my question is---the three screws that are removeable---what's the
story? My capsules did not come with any documentation (sort of wish
My guess is that the diaphragm is internally shock-mounted. However, these
three screws hold it firmly in place to keep it from being bounced around
during transport. Is this the case?
Should I reinsert them everytime I put the capsule away? Or just for
when I transport them? Sort of like parking the mechanism of a CD player.
On a related note, I know that a number of others here have received
their Lollies. What do you think?
A few quick notes from my tests. (More tests next week):
1) Higher output level than a CK1. (to be expected---LD)
That is a good thing for the C-60s since they are quite noisy.
2) A sort of a sweet tone. Nice on my voice, not great (but not bad)
on acoustic guitar.
3) very coloured off-axis. A problem often found in LDs. I tried
pointing one at my voice and one at the guitar, various distances
apart and the off-axis information caused too many problems to make
this workable. I had hoped to use these on occasion for classical
recordings, but this may not be an ideal application. I will be testing
the pair at a recital at the end of the month. I hope to try them
on both the 451s and the C60s.
In general, so far I like them. They will be a good choice for voices
and instruments. Not sure how useful for distant miking. On some voices,
I expect they will kill the competition. Might be nice on horns. I will
test that next week.
One niggling little thing...the way the base and capsule housing pieces
are welded together---on one they are neatly put together, but the
other one you can see the malformed solder. I think if both had arrived
that way, I would not have cared, but one looks better than they other.
Not bad enough to send it back and get another, though.