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CK12 Cap reconditioning/repair - sources please Condenser Microphones
Old 11th June 2006
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CK12 Cap reconditioning/repair - sources please

Hi folks,

Two of my mics are AKG 414 EBs, the early ones with the black switches with the brass CK12 capsules.

One of them is in need of repair/reconditioning -- does anyone know of a good shop with reasonable rates for this kind of work?

Thanks a bunch!

-nico
Old 11th June 2006
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Funny as I have have 2 of the same Mics and one of my capsules has gone a bit funny.Im in the uk so the place I use will not be of any use but Im sure some fellow sltz will be able to suggest a US place.
Old 11th June 2006
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It's funny you should be from the UK, one of my 414's was from there too : )

http://web.lune.net/414d.jpg
Old 11th June 2006
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Give these guys a try: www.spaudio.com

War
Old 11th June 2006
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Give these guys a try: www.spaudio.com

War
Thank you -- I'll contact them tomorrow.
Old 11th June 2006
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Word of warning, SPAudio takes a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time.

They are fantastic, just be warned.

If ytou need something faster, use

www.micshop.com
or
www.drefahlaudio.com

or www.vintageloop.com

I have worked with all 3 and they are all great. !
Old 11th June 2006
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T. Ray, maybe apples and oranges here but...SPAudio serviced a pair of KM84 for me recently (cleaned them up and did a minor repair) and did an excellent job and the mics were returned within about 3-4 weeks (I'm 3,500 miles away from them). Again, he's needing different work than that but in my experience it was fine and Tony was great to deal with.

Nico, call Tony @ SPAudio and ask how long it will be?

War
Old 11th June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by warhead
T. Ray, maybe apples and oranges here but...SPAudio serviced a pair of KM84 for me recently (cleaned them up and did a minor repair) and did an excellent job and the mics were returned within about 3-4 weeks (I'm 3,500 miles away from them). Again, he's needing different work than that but in my experience it was fine and Tony was great to deal with.

Nico, call Tony @ SPAudio and ask how long it will be?

War

Depends on what mics are getting fixed. But yes as Teddy said, be prepared.
Old 11th June 2006
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Thanks for the advice!

I'll call Tony @ SPAudio tomorrow, and will report back here on delivery time.

I'll also contact the other places mentioned.

Thanks a bunch folks!

-nico
Old 13th June 2006
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I left a message at SPAudio, waiting to hear back.

micshop quoted me a 24 hour turnaround and a $650 price.

Left messages at the other two places.

Peter at www.drefahlaudio.com had a very reasonable price, and since I'm going to Europe in July, I think I will go with his shop.

Thanks so much for the help folks -- much appreciated!

Cheers,

-nico
Old 15th June 2006
  #11
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Final update -- spoke with Tony at SPAudio -- sounds like a real class outfit -- thanks everyone for your suggestions!
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