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Old 19th February 2020
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C452EB Capsule Connector

I destroyed the Capsule Connector Assembly on my 1980's-era C452EB when I tried to take it apart the other day. I've taken these mics apart many times before. My brain must have suffered some kind of intermittent glitch.

I emailed AKG's parts department but for some reason it's not getting through.
The part is crossed out in the copy of the service manual I found online, which is slightly discouraging.

Does anyone know where I can find a replacement?
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Last edited by Piyono; 19th February 2020 at 08:57 PM.. Reason: Clarity
Old 19th February 2020
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They are unobtainium.
Old 19th February 2020
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Guess I should have thought of that before I obliterated the last one in existence.

I suppose I'll just put this decapitated mic body into a bag in a box in a bin in the corner of my storage room and hope that somewhere out there, in a box in a bin in a basement, is a carefully stored NOS capsule connector waiting for a body to complete.
Old 19th February 2020
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Oh, that's painful.
Any chance of finding a used one of the other screw-mount small condenser preamps (451? 460?) -- even if it's fried -- and combining its mechanical parts with your 452's electronics?
Old 20th February 2020
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Looking at it, you might be able to glue it together. If the coil is OK, thats worth trying.
Old 20th February 2020
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Contact Richard Land in Nashville. He may have the parts or he can re-assemble it for you.
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