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AKG mic repair
« on: May 08, 2020, 09:48:13 AM »
I'm wanting to send my c480 bodies to be checked, etc. to see what was causing the fuzz in some of my most recent recordings. I posted a thread about it on here a couple of months ago. Since it doesn't appear that I (or any of us) will be out taping for the foreseeable future, I thought it would be a good time to send my off for a check up. I am aware of Richard in TN at Land Audio, but am wanting to see what other options I may have before choosing someone to send them off to and take a look at them.

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03/22/19 rig update:12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod) and/or Tascam DR70D

12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod)

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Re: AKG mic repair
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2020, 10:31:13 AM »
For what you would pay Richard Land I would just use that money and get a set of actives from Nick. 
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Re: AKG mic repair
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2020, 12:35:58 PM »
For what you would pay Richard Land I would just use that money and get a set of actives from Nick.

Can you shoot me a PM with the details and contact info for Nick?
03/22/19 rig update:12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod) and/or Tascam DR70D

12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod)

02/07/07 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > Lunatec V3 and/or EAA-PSP2 > ODL-276 > Nomad JB3|D8.

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Re: AKG mic repair
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2020, 02:15:13 PM »
Sent you so info!

For what you would pay Richard Land I would just use that money and get a set of actives from Nick.

Can you shoot me a PM with the details and contact info for Nick?
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Re: AKG mic repair
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2020, 05:25:43 PM »
Sent you so info!

For what you would pay Richard Land I would just use that money and get a set of actives from Nick.

Can you shoot me a PM with the details and contact info for Nick?

Perfect. Thank you!
03/22/19 rig update:12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod) and/or Tascam DR70D

12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod)

02/07/07 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > Lunatec V3 and/or EAA-PSP2 > ODL-276 > Nomad JB3|D8.

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Re: AKG mic repair
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2020, 05:48:23 PM »
what up Bryan (and John!)

is the fuzz in just one mic?  Happening all the time or signal-dependent?

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Re: AKG mic repair
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2020, 08:19:43 PM »
what up Bryan (and John!)

is the fuzz in just one mic?  Happening all the time or signal-dependent?

Patrick - Long time, not see/talk. I hope you're doing well! Yeah. The fuzz was only on one mic and the last several times I recorded it was present on each time on the recording. I tested all my caps a couple months ago and recorded numerous 1min segments using different mic cables, interconnects and preamp configs. I wasn't able to replicate in my testing process, but it was present the very next show I recorded afterwards.

03/22/19 rig update:12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod) and/or Tascam DR70D

12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod)

02/07/07 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > Lunatec V3 and/or EAA-PSP2 > ODL-276 > Nomad JB3|D8.

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Re: AKG mic repair
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2020, 07:10:52 AM »
Was the distortion always in one particular channel of the recorder? When you were testing at home, did you try all the recorder inputs/channels?

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Re: AKG mic repair
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2020, 11:34:07 AM »
I liked my interaction with The official AKG service guys way more than using Richard Land. Look them up.
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Re: AKG mic repair
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2020, 09:33:28 PM »
what up Bryan (and John!)

is the fuzz in just one mic?  Happening all the time or signal-dependent?

Patrick - Long time, not see/talk. I hope you're doing well! Yeah. The fuzz was only on one mic and the last several times I recorded it was present on each time on the recording. I tested all my caps a couple months ago and recorded numerous 1min segments using different mic cables, interconnects and preamp configs. I wasn't able to replicate in my testing process, but it was present the very next show I recorded afterwards.

weird, sounds like it could be due to SPL that would occur at a show vs. testing at home.  Pretty frustrating either way.  If you can narrow it down to one mic, that may save you some time sending just one capsule to be checked out vs. sending both in
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Re: AKG mic repair
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2020, 10:15:47 PM »
I liked my interaction with The official AKG service guys way more than using Richard Land. Look them up.

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Quick question.  Are there still "official AKG service guys"?  If so would you link them to me?

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Re: AKG mic repair
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2020, 01:53:19 AM »
AKGUSAService2@harman.com is what I have as their email.  :cheers:
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Re: AKG mic repair
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2020, 08:36:46 AM »
AKGUSAService2@harman.com is what I have as their email.  :cheers:

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Re: AKG mic repair
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2020, 05:23:34 PM »
Was the distortion always in one particular channel of the recorder? When you were testing at home, did you try all the recorder inputs/channels?

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It was in one channel. When I started my testing process, I put a little sticker on one of the mic bodies so that I could keep track of all the changing of inputs, cables, etc.
03/22/19 rig update:12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod) and/or Tascam DR70D

12/17/11 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > EAA PSP-2 and/or Lunatec V3 > Marantz PMD-661 (Oade Bros. Warm Mod)

02/07/07 rig update: AKG c480b(ck61/62/63) > Canare StarQuad mic cables > Lunatec V3 and/or EAA-PSP2 > ODL-276 > Nomad JB3|D8.

 

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