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beyer m260 dx mod
Old 16th September 2003
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beyer m260 dx mod

Hi,
I heard there is one guy who re-ribbon beyer mics with rca dx77 ribbons.
i just picked a m260 for 40$ (hahaha), the mic is working but slitly buzzing on high mids and i susspect the ribbon is damaged so i want to give it a try.
can anyone give telephone nr or e-mail of the company that doing this mod?
how long is the waiting list?
how much$$$ ?
das a m260dx sound as good on kick and acoustic bass as a rca ?
what's your expirience?
thanx a million
Old 16th September 2003
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http://www.thuntek.net/~bk11/home.htm

Sank does the mods: I think you'll be impressed - well worth the money ($125 for your 260: $190 for double-ribbon: i.e 160...)

His site has a quote saying the 260 with the mod is uncannily like the original RCA...

best,
Old 17th September 2003
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thanx for your reply!
how lon does the mod take before i c my mic again?
daoes the m160 with the mode sounds like m260 with the mod?
Old 17th September 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by lowswing
thanx for your reply!
how lon does the mod take before i c my mic again?
daoes the m160 with the mode sounds like m260 with the mod?
Stephen takes his time, (call him, and you'll know what I mean ), but turnaround was a couple of weeks - not months...

As for 160/260 differences: the 160 is dual ribbon ($190 USD), and the 260 being single ribbon, is $125 USD, and he (or his clients) claim the 260 is most similar to the original 77: makes me want a 260 now...
Absolutely the best impetus to get it done is having a fried ribbon - then there's no guesswork: your situation sounds about perfect to try it!

best of luck,
Old 17th September 2003
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Another vote for Mr. Sank's 260 re-ribbon magic.

yes yes
Old 18th September 2003
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I've got a Sank M260DX. Sounds wonderfully smooth on a lot of different things, including my own voice. Sax and trumpet at a decent distance were outstanding.
Old 24th March 2009
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I just realised that I've been using a Beyer m260 nc as a talkback mic for about the past twenty years. I always thought it sounded quite good, but just hooked it up my Fearn VT1 and now it sounds amazing! I was thinking about putting it on ebay since it might be more use to a musician than a voiceover like myself since I don't find the output quite high enough.

I know people get concerns over the state of the ribbon mics like this. Is there anyway I can check if the ribbon is ok? Or is it self evident (distortion etc). Maybe I would do best to get a new ribbon in it first - any thoughts anyone?

I did a quick test with it this morning and put a soundfile on Divshare

Please have a listen and tell me if it sounds something like it should?

Thanks
Old 26th August 2016
  #8
Bump !

Beyer said 290€ for each mic + shipping ...outch ! I just sent an email to S.Sank
can't wait to revive those super old M260 i inherited

Old 27th August 2016
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I may possibly have more sank modded mics than anyone (about 9) they are awesome. he definitely knows his stuff.
Old 27th August 2016
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Cool! I think I will jump for it. 150$ each for the mod
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