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Old 25th August 2007
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U87 repair Atlanta

Hi,

My buddy has a U87 with possible moisture issues. Does anyone know of a reputible tech in the Altlanta area?

Thanx - Jimmy
Old 25th August 2007
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I know several reputable techs in Atlanta... but they're not the guys you want to call for that problem. Chances are really good you need a capsule cleaning... the only two guys in the US I would trust to do that are Tony Merrill out at Stephen Paul Audio in LA or Klaus Heyne at German Master Works in Oregon.

Your other option would be to send it up to Neumann in Connecticut but they'll want to replace the capsule to the tune of like $800+

As a first step you might try flipping the capsule around... this would entail unscrewing the bottom ring of the mic and removing the body... pulling off the head and removing the 3 screws that hold the grill onto the capsule assembly.

Being exceptionally careful not to break the ends on the switches or the pad and bass rolloff remove the capsule assembly from the head [sometimes if you loosen the 4 screws in the middle that hold on the capsule it's easier to wiggle them out... but be careful, some versions of the U-87 have ball bearing on the switch assemblies that you absolutely DO NOT want to lose!!].

Unsolder the little yellow wires that go from the center of the capsule to the posts on the capsule assembly [unsolder them at the post end!!]. Remove the two screws that hold on the capsule, turn it around, resolder the wires to the correct posts, reassemble the head, put it back on the body and if all goes well you'll get another few years of cardioid use from the thing... or just use it as a 'stop gap' measure until your appointment with Klaus comes up.

Best of luck with it!!

Peace.
Old 26th August 2007
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Originally Posted by jimboza43 View Post
Hi,

My buddy has a U87 with possible moisture issues. Does anyone know of a reputible tech in the Altlanta area?

Thanx - Jimmy


I had my U-87 capsule cleaned for about $85.00 for 1 hour of labor and 15.00 for shipping. Call Neumann, they will give you an estimate before they complete the work.
Old 26th August 2007
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I know several reputable techs in Atlanta... but they're not the guys you want to call for that problem. Chances are really good you need a capsule cleaning... the only two guys in the US I would trust to do that are Tony Merrill out at Stephen Paul Audio in LA or Klaus Heyne at German Master Works in Oregon.

Your other option would be to send it up to Neumann in Connecticut but they'll want to replace the capsule to the tune of like $800+

As a first step you might try flipping the capsule around... this would entail unscrewing the bottom ring of the mic and removing the body... pulling off the head and removing the 3 screws that hold the grill onto the capsule assembly.

Being exceptionally careful not to break the ends on the switches or the pad and bass rolloff remove the capsule assembly from the head [sometimes if you loosen the 4 screws in the middle that hold on the capsule it's easier to wiggle them out... but be careful, some versions of the U-87 have ball bearing on the switch assemblies that you absolutely DO NOT want to lose!!].

Unsolder the little yellow wires that go from the center of the capsule to the posts on the capsule assembly [unsolder them at the post end!!]. Remove the two screws that hold on the capsule, turn it around, resolder the wires to the correct posts, reassemble the head, put it back on the body and if all goes well you'll get another few years of cardioid use from the thing... or just use it as a 'stop gap' measure until your appointment with Klaus comes up.

Best of luck with it!!

Peace.
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Old 26th August 2007
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About every 6 months i have to take a eraser and clean my contacts if i start having any issues, once i have did that, mic goes back to 100 percent.
Old 15th March 2009
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Originally Posted by Fletcher View Post
I know several reputable techs in Atlanta... but they're not the guys you want to call for that problem. Chances are really good you need a capsule cleaning... the only two guys in the US I would trust to do that are Tony Merrill out at Stephen Paul Audio in LA or Klaus Heyne at German Master Works in Oregon.

Your other option would be to send it up to Neumann in Connecticut but they'll want to replace the capsule to the tune of like $800+

As a first step you might try flipping the capsule around... this would entail unscrewing the bottom ring of the mic and removing the body... pulling off the head and removing the 3 screws that hold the grill onto the capsule assembly.

Being exceptionally careful not to break the ends on the switches or the pad and bass rolloff remove the capsule assembly from the head [sometimes if you loosen the 4 screws in the middle that hold on the capsule it's easier to wiggle them out... but be careful, some versions of the U-87 have ball bearing on the switch assemblies that you absolutely DO NOT want to lose!!].

Unsolder the little yellow wires that go from the center of the capsule to the posts on the capsule assembly [unsolder them at the post end!!]. Remove the two screws that hold on the capsule, turn it around, resolder the wires to the correct posts, reassemble the head, put it back on the body and if all goes well you'll get another few years of cardioid use from the thing... or just use it as a 'stop gap' measure until your appointment with Klaus comes up.

Best of luck with it!!

Peace.
Thanks as always Fletcher! thumbsup
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