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VINTAGE -- Schoeps M221B / DZ20 Pad

Raises Maximum Sound Pressure Level by 17 dB


Up for consideration is a vintage Schoeps M221b DZ20 - 20 dB pad. This fits between the capsule and the body of the Schoeps M221b series mics (it does not work on the M221a). If you have ever desired to pull out your M221b's on higher sound-level sources like drums or guitar cabs -- but were afraid it might wreak havoc on the fraigle AC701k tube system, than this screw-on pad may be just the ticket as it raises your maximum sound pressure level by about 20 dB. The slider switch is engraved with -17 dB, so that may be the precise amount of attenuation. New, the CMC version sells for $258.00, so here may be your only chance to get this rare vintage specimen and not even have to pay a premium!!!

I got this with a M221b set, but since I am only using it for Classical Harp Guitar I have no need for it myself. The pad came from a pro studio that recently closed down, and the seller said it was purchased from Mercenary Audio in the early 1990s. The slider switch is supposed to toggle the pad between 0 dB and -17 dB, but the switch does not work and the pad is always active at -17 dB when attached.

USA shipping is $7.50 via USPS Priority Mail, with Delivery Confirmation. Please ask about international shipping. All sales are final, so please ask questions first. I do accept PayPal, Money Orders, Personal Checks. Thanks for looking. No actual microphone included -- this auction is for the Schoeps DZ20 mic pad, along with the Schoeps capsule case as pictured. 

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