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Re: Schoeps MK6 to be discontinued
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2014, 07:29:00 PM »
If anyone is interested in a pair of recently serviced mk6 capsules, get in touch- I would let them go for the right price or trade of other schoeps capsules.
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Re: Schoeps MK6 to be discontinued
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2014, 01:00:53 AM »
Do people here besides me have such old microphones? I thought one of the requirements for membership here was to sell everything you own and buy something else every three to six months.

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Sure seems to be the norm for some many here - I'm not of that school of thought though.

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Me neither. I bought new 481s in 1999 and ran them until 2008. Ran MBHOs from 2007>2011, and have been running Schoeps since 2011, and I can honestly say, that I have found the perfect mics for ME 8) I dont honestly see myself ever selling my Schoeps gear, but only adding to it down the line. I have [2] full Schoeps setups at the moment, and can never see myself selling my mk4/KCY and mk41/KCY setups. I would like to upgrade my mk41s for a Matched grey pair, but thats it. I doubt I'll ever have a full 3rd Schoeps rig, but I can definitely see myself adding another pair or two of capsules one day, and running Schoeps preamps and an SD744 8) Just like my homie, Tonedeaf 8) :) ;D
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Re: Schoeps MK6 to be discontinued
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2020, 05:27:29 PM »
Yes. Switch the capsule to its omnidirectional setting, connect the microphone to a recorder, put on a pair of headphones, hold the microphone in front of your mouth and speak toward it in a steady voice. Slowly turn the microphone around so that you can hear the response from all angles around its circumference. There will be more of the very highest frequencies right in front of the microphone, and that may be audible to you--if so, that's normal for a pressure transducer of this size.

But when you get to the 90° and 270° points, there should not be a drop in the overall response (which would be characteristic of a figure-8 microphone). If you find that there is, then the microphone should be checked out at the factory. Basically, the symptom of the gaskets needing replacement is that the capsule tends toward becoming a figure-8 regardless of the actual pattern setting.

This is primarily a concern for capsules manufactured before about 1988-1990 (sorry, I don't know the exact year). Any three-pattern capsule (or CMTS stereo microphone) older than that, if it hasn't been serviced at the factory since then, will very likely have this type of problem by now or be headed in that direction. It doesn't matter whether the microphone was in use or not.

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Just digging into this. I have an MK6 capsule that seems to be exhibiting these exact problems. I thought I saw somewhere on the Schoeps website that they aren't repairing these anymore. I did send service in Germany an email but am awaiting a reply. Is there anyone in the US that can help me with this, or does anyone have any new information?

Thanks so much,
Michael Greene
« Last Edit: August 25, 2020, 07:40:06 PM by daspyknows »

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Re: Schoeps MK6 to be discontinued
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2020, 01:05:10 AM »
Just digging into this. I have an MK6 capsule that seems to be exhibiting these exact problems. I thought I saw somewhere on the Schoeps website that they aren't repairing these anymore. I did send service in Germany an email but am awaiting a reply. Is there anyone in the US that can help me with this, or does anyone have any new information?

Thanks so much,
Michael Greene

as far as i know there is nobody to service them at this point, not even independent gurus.
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Re: Schoeps MK6 to be discontinued
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2020, 09:25:48 AM »
I am very sorry to say that Schoeps has discontinued all service for three-pattern capsules. It wasn't so much a voluntary policy choice as a surrender to the reality of the situation. I gave the full explanation in another thread, I think last year some time.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2020, 03:54:19 PM by DSatz »
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Re: Schoeps MK6 to be discontinued
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2020, 11:53:58 AM »
Thank you everyone, I appreciate the help. I will keep the capsule for now and use it in figure 8 mode. I have a pair of current CMC6 bodies with the Mk5 capsules. I will save up some money and buy a silver Mk5 capsule for this old CMC5 body.

Thanks again,

 

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