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AKG C480b Service in LA 500 Series Preamps
Old 28th October 2018
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AKG C480b Service in LA

Hi there,
I purchased an AKG C480B with CK61-ULS capsule 2nd hand a while back and have found it to exhibit a very high level of what sounds to me like white noise.

I knew the purchase was a risk, and I'm not really worried about returning it to the seller, but I would love to bring it to someone reputable in the city of Los Angeles who could tell me tell me whether this is just user error (not impossible) or there might be something wrong with the mic body (C480b "preamp") or capsule CK61-ULS.

I experience this response from the mic regardless of preamp (bae '1073', api 512v, sonic farm tube pre)

Don't want to bet the farm on this or anything, but it's my only sdc, so I figure it'd be nice to at least hear what it's supposed to sound like, and if it's supposed to sound like it does, then I could happily sell it. .. but it's frankly unusable in it's current state.

Thanks in advance.
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