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Brass Screws BLUE Lollipop

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Anonymous
September 17, 2004 12:42:44 AM

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It was a million to shot, Doctor---who would of thought a trumpet was
capable of that!
(just kidding)

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
they did...)

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.

Other than that they sure look great.

Rob R.
Anonymous
September 17, 2004 2:53:31 AM

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Rob Reedijk wrote:

> 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
> they did...)

Yep, that's a strange twist, that one.

> 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?

So I have been told, and so I have read.

> 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.

Only when you transport in a way that the capsule might get some
out-of-the-ordinary bumpage.

Mind you, I worketh not for BLUE, and am but a lowly dumbass guitar
player. But the above is the crux of my understanding of those brass
screws.

Now, about the brass ring...

--
ha
Anonymous
September 18, 2004 3:18:30 AM

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Rob Reedijk <reedijk@hera.med.utoronto.ca> wrote in
news:cicts4$rah$1@news1.chem.utoronto.ca:

> On a related note, I know that a number of others here have received
> their Lollies. What do you think?

Jury is still out here. I have used mine once and liked what I heard, but
I want more experience before I commit. They are definitely more pleasant
and full-sounding than the CK1's they replaced.
!