Does it work? Yes it does.
On both Crystal sets and
Does it have high
volume? Well, no, not on a
set, but a tube set will run it OK.
Will it replace a headset on
a crystal radio? Not
If you turn everything in the
house off (including the
clock) and all the windows are closed and there is no one in the house
but me I can hear something. No not really!!! I can hear 4 of my
station on my best crystal set for locals. Not real loud, but OK.
It works quite well on a
transistor radio. A bit distorted on
lows, but OK. Also it has an annoying "rattling" sound when on a tube
If you place your finger just so lightly on the end of the armature, it
This unit was made for a couple of
to understand the engineering a little more on Balanced Armature
and elements. I have learned a lot on principals and adjustments
just trying to get it to work.
to "play" with it now and see if there are things that can be done to
it. It is much easier to play with than say a element from a
It is very modular and adjustable making it easier to change out things
such as magnets etc.
to see if I could do it.
The 711-16 actually works
better as a "mic" unit than a
hooked up to a "ear" unit from a Sound Powered element.
I wonder what two of them hooked together would
maybe a headset!! No way I'm building another one!!!