I'm a brand new Dr. Z owner and now have a Z-Plus which I love. I'm curious how other Dr. Z users mic up their Z combos? The center of the grill has the Z badge that appears to cover the dust cap of speaker. I have a Sennheiser side address microphone. Thanks for your help!
I wrap the mic cable once around the handle and hang my e906 so that it's midway between the center and edge of the speaker. The Z-plus is a bright amp already, I wouldn't put the mic dead center of the speaker.
I've been a fan of setting the mic about halfway or 2/3's out towards the edge and then angling it towards the center. You will find that the angle and placement really does affect the tone. The more you point or get towards the center, the more bright the sound will be and visa versa regarding the edge.
I think the key is to be able to hear what you're getting as you adjust the placement to find your sweet spot. If you're recording, that's not too hard. If you're talking about live, you may need a helping hand.
Lots of good tips on the web. Best tip I ever got was to use my ears. I used to place the mic at the center and then moved to the edge wanting a warmer sound. And, back in those days, I never even listened to what was coming out of the PA system. Do'h!
Like the guys have said above. The center is the scratchiest part of the speaker to mic. Towards the outside is usually better. If you want to roll off a little bit of low end just angle the microphone 20 to 30 degrees.