Hands up all those who bought some of these ( I know I did ;) )
No, but I did buy a Tandy PZM mic’ and then made it worse by trying to make it balanced output, according to some instructions I’d read somewhere.
Yay, I've got two of those with the same mod.
Yep, me too. They still work fine too.
I can’t remember why it seemed worse. I’ve still got it in the loft somewhere, I don’t think I’ll rush to find and use it as I’ve got much better microphones now and no real use for a PZM.
I do remember reading that Crown used to sell thousands of surplus mic’ capsules to Tandy after they’d tested them for correct tolerances in their own PZM mic’s. The Tandy ones weren’t necessarily inferior, they just didn’t need that many.