PAULY TON Pauly Superscreen – All of the benefits of a pop-screen with none of the sonic detriments

PAULY TON Pauly Superscreen – All of the benefits of a pop-screen with none of the sonic detriments

Nov 9th 2017

The Pauly Ton Pauly Superscreen is the result of Hilmar Pauly's passionate search to create a pop filter which has no-sound; only perfect performance to completely eradicate pops and other air-flow-caused noise of the human voice before it can encounter the microphone cartridge.

Pop Screens, otherwise known by a variety of names such as Popper Stopper, etc are generally an afterthought to most home recordists and - embarrassingly enough - even for many professionals. The dismissive attitude towards pop screens is that a bent coat-hanger and some panty-hose is just as good as any purpose-built pop-screen on the market. And you know what? Some pop screens probably aren't much better, to be honest. But, they do look better than the improvised variety - and certainly pose fewer questions. And to be certain - the Pauly Ton Pauly Superscreen is not really intended to be for these folks. Instead - it is intended for those who use their ears instead of their eyes to make the decisions regarding what equipment and accessories they will be using. Sure - it's an elitist attitude. But the Superscreen is the elitist's pop screen, without any doubt. And that's fine. Someone has to make the best pop screen possible, right?

The Screen:
As you can imagine, "panty-hose" would not do where choosing the fabric for the Pauly Superscreen is concerned. Instead, two pieces of super thin fabric on the Pauly Superscreen are positioned at an acoustically appropriate distance and applied under two different optimum tensions to prevent sympathetic vibration and resonance. In addition, the fabric on each side of the ring is aligned in a different direction. It is certainly what you might consider soft and diffuse.

The Ring:
The warp resistant, perforated aluminum ring has a 120-millimeter | 5-inch diameter and is covered with sturdy two-component-paint with a structured surface, which has acoustic benefits.
The ring holes are finished with a smooth edge and a countersink, which is extra deep on the inside, so any undesired disturbing air stream can silently and quickly escape from between the two fabric linings of the P 120. This is a big advantage because a closed-in air cushion would influence the following voice impulses.

The "T30" Gooseneck (PR120-T30):
The Pauly-gooseneck enables ideal filter positioning thanks to it's 30cm / 12-inch length and by being both flexible and exceptionally rigid and solid. Plus, it can be easily used with practically any microphone. In order to fit microphone stands in the U. S., the lower mounting eye is larger so that the gooseneck can be fastened to the standard 5/8’’ thread. Never one's to use off-the-shelf products, the gooseneck was also designed by Pauly Ton, which equates to years of useful rigidity and service. The T30 gooseneck really is a standout component of this system in regards to its unique ability to be easily positioned, and then effortlessly retain that position.

The Adapter-Cone:
An Adapter-Cone developed by Pauly Ton is available to mount the filter ring on a separate mic stand. Mounting on the standard 5/8’’ thread is possible after removing the included metric reduction thread. The Pauly Adapter-Cone is extremely versatile and, in addition to that, completely isolates the microphone in use from any structure-borne noise. Due to its construction, the Adapter-Cone absorbs vibrations. This further reduces any wobble of the filter ring, which has a positive effect on filtering disturbing noise and gaining a lively signal.

Pauly Ton Pauly SuperScreen

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