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Jack Norflus

COS-11 windscreen

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But what's the point of changing it for the worse?

 

 

I guess their thought was that potentially losing a windscreen was better than potentially losing a microphone due to the mesh cap being separated from the body of the mic. Like I said, I've had customers needing to have their mics go out of commission and need to be repaired because of this, so it seems valid to me.

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Don't get me wrong, I've pulled off many mesh caps on those lavs - I've even bitten one off by accident - but I've never had a windscreen pull one off.

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Same.

What I have had happen, last week for the first time in 20 years...an damn COS-11 windscreen fall off by itself. The fit is not even close!

I've been using this mic since they first came out, so like 20 years, and i have never had the wind screen pull off the mesh cap.

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Had the chance to compare the older windscreens with the new ones today; well, Sanken went towards ''world of crappy things'' with that ''new design''.

My 2¢ ... probably what these $25 windscreens cost to produce now...

 

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Just on a side note. I lost the actual mesh screen on my cos 11. can this be repaired. I' hate to lose a good working microphone because of this tiny piece of mesh.

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Just on a side note. I lost the actual mesh screen on my cos 11. can this be repaired. I' hate to lose a good working microphone because of this tiny piece of mesh.

Thanks

b.

Wilcox Sound advertises that they repair COS-11 mics.  I haven't used their service, but it might be a good option.  Plus-24 is the U.S. Sanken distributor.  If they have any spares you could easily glue one on -- just be careful not to get any glue on the capsule.

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Wasn't there a discussion last winter about a DIY video or PDF ? If memory's good you need a special tool but there also was a workaround to make it without the tool... Anyway, they sell spare screens if you want to try.

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