Custom Handcrafted Mics

Copperphone

Copperphone-vector

$275.00



FEATURES

  • Passive magnetic moving coil transducer
  • Tuned ported resonant chamber
  • High quality Switchcraft 3 pin XLR connector
  • Rugged copper housing and components
  • Handcrafted in the U.S.A
  • Lifetime operational warranty
  • Adjustable aircraft aluminum mounting bracket to fit North American style stands (will fit European style stands with common threaded adapter)

SPECS

  • Type: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 200Hz – 3kHz
  • Impedance: 150 ohms
  • Output: 115 +/- 2dB SPL @ 1 kHz
  • Dimensions: 2.25 inch x 6 inch
  • Weight: 1.75 lbs.

SOUND SAMPLES

All samples have been recorded with a Shure sm58 for A/B comparisons. Samples with the sm58 always appear first in the sequence, followed by the same performance through the Copperphone.

FAQ

WHAT DOES THE COPPERPHONE SOUND LIKE AND WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER MICROPHONE?
The Copperphone, unlike full range high fidelity microphones, operates within a limited bandwidth of frequencies which lends a nostalgic quality to the signal. Some might compare the sound to an AM radio or a telephone (please listen to the sound samples provided). The sound is achieved through a combination of the microphone’s element and a mechanical filtering device. The element is rear ported into a hollow resonant chamber and as sound passes through the diaphragm into the chamber, upper mid range frequencies are accentuated while low and high frequencies are reduced.

DOES THE COPPERPHONE COME WITH A MOUNTING SYSTEM AND HOW DO I ATTACH IT TO A MIC STAND?
Yes the Copperphone comes with a rugged adjustable aircraft aluminum mounting bracket that can be attached to any standard North American mic stand (5/8 inch). If you have a European style mic stand (3/8 inch), the Copperphone can be attached with a threaded adapter insert (see here). This type of insert is not provided with the Copperphone but can be easily obtained at your local music store for a nominal cost.

Installation is done by simply screwing the Copperphone and its bracket onto the mic stand. A few words of caution – do not over tighten the bracket on the stand as damage to the mounting bracket can result.

DOES THE COPPERPHONE USE PHANTOM POWER AND WHAT SORT OF CONNECTION DOES IT REQUIRE?
The Copperphone does not use phantom power as it has a passive dynamic element. It uses a Switchcraft 3 pin male XLR connector and can be connected to any audio gear with a 3 pin female XLR connector via an XLR cable. Accidentally applying phantom power will not harm the microphone or affect its performance.
CAN THE COPPERPHONE BE USED IN THE STUDIO?
Certainly. Because the sound of Copperphone has a character unlike many other traditional mics, it makes a great addition to any recording enthusiast’s arsenal of microphones. It can be used as an all out obvious ‘effect’ on it’s own or it can be paired with other traditional microphones for infinite blending possibilities.
CAN THE COPPERPHONE BE USED LIVE? WHAT ABOUT FEEDBACK?
Yes it can be used live and many vocal performers use the Copperphone as a specialty effects mic in conjunction with their regular microphone. As with any microphone, feedback can be an issue. Results will vary depending on the application, the overall volume of your band, the quality of the sound system and the experience of the engineer running the sound system. However very careful adjustment and equalization of the Copperphone in the monitors can yield acceptable results. If you use an in ear monitor system, potential feedback problems are usually not an issue.
IS THE COPPERPHONE OR ITS DIAPHRAGM FRAGILE? WILL IT STOP WORKING IF IT IS DROPPED OR MISHANDLED?
It should not. The Copperphone is constructed from quality rugged materials and is likely to withstand a high degree of shock or other physical impacts. The Copperphone can also withstand extremely high sound pressure levels without damage to the diaphragm. However a high SPL is likely to overdrive the diaphragm resulting in a clipping style distortion that may be desired for some applications.
DOES THE COPPERPHONE REALLY COME WITH A LIFETIME OPERATIONAL WARRANTY?
Yes and the warranty covers any part of the microphone’s operational performance. The warranty does not cover general wear and tear on the cosmetics of the microphone. If for any reason your Copperphone stops working or seems to be working improperly please contact us and let us know the problem. If a repair is required please ship your mic to us and we will fix it free of charge.
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