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Offline jnorman

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My C460/ck61 has low output - what to do...
« on: September 08, 2019, 09:28:27 PM »
Hi guys - I have a single c460b with a ck61 cap that I use as a spot mic in the studio.  It sounds fine, but has a low output signal strength, like 10-12dB lower than my other similar mics.  I see a couple of good akg repair places I could send it - Richard land in Tennessee and David brown in LA.
However, I jus wanted to check with some of you who have had similar issues and see what/where/who you would recommend.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Jim

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Re: My C460/ck61 has low output - what to do...
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 07:28:44 AM »
I find AKG 460s lean towards the hot side, and I've always had the sensitivity switched to -10db to use 36db gain position on my preamps(It's labeled attenuation, but it's  not a pad in the traditional sense).
Where do you have that switch set?
AKG C460B w/CK61/CK63>Luminous Monarch XLRs>SD MP-1(x2)>Luminous Monarch XLRs>PMD661(Oade WMOD)

Beyer M201>Luminous Monarch XLRs>PMD561 (Oade CMOD)

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Re: My C460/ck61 has low output - what to do...
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2019, 09:33:30 AM »
Hi guys - I have a single c460b with a ck61 cap that I use as a spot mic in the studio.  It sounds fine, but has a low output signal strength, like 10-12dB lower than my other similar mics.  I see a couple of good akg repair places I could send it - Richard land in Tennessee and David brown in LA.
However, I jus wanted to check with some of you who have had similar issues and see what/where/who you would recommend.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Jim

This happened to one of my 460s, it looked like one of the transformers blew out. It's sitting in a drawer at home while I run 480s  :smash:

Is it worth fixing for $200+ (per Mr. Land) when you can get a replacement 460 for $150? Maybe, if you are really attached to it.
Mics: nbobs/480+ck61/62/63; C568EB; MKE2
Pre: FP24
Recorders: MP6; A10
puddylivemusic@gmail.com

 

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