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Oktava MC012 Swivel Joints

Post by cgarges » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:45 pm

So, there was a recent announcement by a fellow in Europe at the Electrical Audio Forums that Oktava were considering swivel joints for their MC012s, which would be freaking awesome. Anyway, it's looks like they're thinking about it, but at a somewhat hefty cost (about $114 each). Group buy considerations are in progress over there, some anyone interested might want to chime in:

http://www.electrical.com/phpBB3/viewto ... =5&t=45845

They do look pretty badass, though:
http://www.oktava-online.com/messe.htm

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Post by Gorilla » Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:59 am

These things are such no brainers you just kick yourself for not thinking of it first.

In a world that's just crazy with the next big technological advance, bit rates, processor speed, software updates, digital conversion etc -- I kind of love that one of the big advances of 2009 is elbows.
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Post by chris harris » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:42 am

yeah.... that's pretty expensive, considering how cheap the mics themselves are. But, it looks like a really nice implementation of the whole "elbow" concept. I guess that they figured out that toms are the most popular application for those mics, and responded with an accessory that makes it even easier to use. Pretty killer.

I wonder if you can put the pad on the body side, rather than the capsule side of the swivel.

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Post by thunderboy » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:06 pm

subatomic pieces wrote:I wonder if you can put the pad on the body side, rather than the capsule side of the swivel.
I can't imagine a reason why you couldn't...

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Post by The Scum » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:23 pm

These things are such no brainers you just kick yourself for not thinking of it first.
Actually, it's an "everything old is new again" thing.

AKG used to make these for the old c451 mics...something sadly missing from the recent reissue.

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Post by tactics » Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:09 pm

This is great news hopefully the price drops off a bit.
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Post by calaverasgrandes » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:21 pm

tactics wrote:This is great news hopefully the price drops off a bit.
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Post by roderick » Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:06 pm

Gorilla wrote:These things are such no brainers you just kick yourself for not thinking of it first.
Heh. Not only did I think of it, I actually suggested it to Oktava when I filled out their questionnaire about goose-neck extensions a few months ago. Something tells me they're not going to send a free "thank-you" pair to me...

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Post by Michael_Joly » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:01 pm

A few weeks ago I had a chance to evaluate these. Here's my brief report...

"Yes, I took a look at the swivel mount - I measured the capacitance from the center conductor to the case and found it to be around 18 pF. This is about 1/3 of the value of the capsule's own capacitance of around 45 pF so there will be significant attenuation and HF loss... At any rate, I'm not interested in re-engineering this mount. "

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Post by drumsound » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:11 pm

MC012s are pretty small....

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Re: Oktava MC012 Swivel Joints

Post by permanent hearing damage » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:35 pm

resurrecting this old thread as i haven't seen many reports on these joints.

anyone own them? you noticing what Mr Joly is talking about?

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Re: Oktava MC012 Swivel Joints

Post by digitaldrummer » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:20 am

OT, but if you were looking for something new or available today, there is these... https://www.bluemic.com/en-us/products/hummingbird/

https://www.mixonline.com/technology/bl ... ird-426220
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Re: Oktava MC012 Swivel Joints

Post by permanent hearing damage » Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:03 pm

I have seen the blue hummingbird mics but have yet to hear one or seen many reviews. Have you used them?

Besides, I have a ton of okatava 012s, seems more economical to buy a $70ish swivel joint than a hummingbird that seems to go for twice that used

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