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Offline minister

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loose part in my AKG D19
« on: July 26, 2007, 08:41:35 pm »
hi folks,

this isn't a 'high-end' microphone, so i didn't post this in Klaus's forum....

but i have an AKG D19 with a rattle-y part.  i think it is the phase plug behind the capsule.  it is only a problem when you attach it to a claw and put it on a drum.  the rattling part interferes with the sound.  so, why put it on a claw?  well, i moved it to a floor stand and it is fine.

but i am wondering who can look at it to see if they can successfully re-attach what is inside that came off.

i suppose these things are a bit of a gamble.  the mic is not worth THAT much, but they are now going for TWICE what i paid for one on ebay (at the moment), so perhaps it is worth it to get repaired.

any advice or leads to reputable repair guys would be great.

thanks.
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Offline Vertigo

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Re: loose part in my AKG D19
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2007, 01:56:21 pm »
Take it to a qualified professional. These mic's are VERY easy to ruin forever if you open them up and make a mistake. And they're great mic's, well worth the cost of repair in my opinion. I have four D19c's, as well as a pair of 119's (slightly different mic, same element). They're some of my most used and favorite mic's.

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Re: loose part in my AKG D19
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2007, 06:37:06 pm »
Vertigo wrote on Sun, 29 July 2007 12:56

Take it to a qualified professional.
Thanks.  I wasn't planning on doing it myself.  As i asked in my first post, whom do you recommend?

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Offline rodabod

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Re: loose part in my AKG D19
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2007, 04:35:52 am »
You need to figure out which part is loose.

The most common part to become unattached is the plastic washer/flange which sits underneath the capsule diaphragm in front of the vent hole on the capsule body. This can be heard as a loud "pop" as you turn the mic from side to side. To repair, the diaphragm needs to be removed, and the flange needs to be re-glued. It's not easy.

Anything else is likely to be more simple, and could probably be done by an amateur. The only thing to really watch out for when opening a D19 (or equivalent capsule microphone) is to avoid touching the two small tubes which exit the side of the capsule. These insulate the voice-coil wires which are extremely easy to break if you bend them (so watch out when you replace the grill).

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Offline minister

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Re: loose part in my AKG D19
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2007, 05:28:35 pm »
thanks for the info Roddy.

I would prefer to have someone who knows what they are doing look at it.  i am not going to do it; so i cannot say what part it really is..  if i can find someone, i will let them know what you said.

from the lack of response, i am guessing there aren't many people who can repair this.  it's a shame.

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Offline panman

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Re: loose part in my AKG D19
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2007, 11:32:27 am »
Hi Tom,I think I could surely help you, but my location is in Switzerland and I did not find out your location.
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Re: loose part in my AKG D19
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2007, 11:51:20 am »
Hi Esa,

THANKS!

i am in Minneapolis, MN, USA.

but, as it so happens, i will be in Switzerland starting September 9th.  I will be in Baden near Z
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