R/E/P Community

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: I need a mic tech...  (Read 2330 times)

chconnor

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 13
I need a mic tech...
« on: January 09, 2012, 07:37:42 pm »

Hi - I would love recommendations for a mic tech that can clean the diaphragms on a LDC. This isn't a vintage/expensive mic (it's a CAD E-350 mentioned in the capsule-cleaning thread in this forum), so I'm not looking for the deluxe treatment or obscure techniques, necessarily, just a basic cleaning. I'm in the US, pacific northwest; not interested to send it out of the country.

I searched google, these forums, etc, for many variations on "microphone technician" and came up almost totally empty, so I ask here.

[Update: the magic words are "microphone repair"... found one or two, now, but still happy for recommendations.]

Thanks for any responses or PM's!
-Casey

[I believe posting this request is within forum guidelines... correct me if wrong...]
Logged

Nob Turner

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 38
Re: I need a mic tech...
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 02:30:54 am »

have you contacted CAD? often the manufacturer is the least expensive, and most reliable, repair choice.

radiovinhet

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 60
  • Real Full Name: Luis Fernando
Re: I need a mic tech...
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012, 11:38:33 am »

Are you sure that is dirty capsule?
Logged

klaus

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1824
Re: I need a mic tech...
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 03:16:22 pm »

Here is the test I would undertake before suspecting the capsule any further:

http://repforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/topic,1136.msg5815.html#msg5815
Logged
Klaus Heyne
German Masterworks®
www.GermanMasterworks.com

chconnor

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 13
Re: I need a mic tech...
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2012, 01:12:54 pm »

Thanks all, I missed all these posts because I forgot to enable email notifications. I appreciate the responses.

@Nob - Thanks, they haven't serviced this mic for a while, though... it's an older model (from 1998): http://recordinghacks.com/microphones/CAD/Equitek-E350

@radiovinhet, Klaus: Thanks; in my totally non-expert way, I'm 99% sure it's the capsule. I performed breath tests and it totally follows the humidity pattern in every way I've read described here and elsewhere... I tested the batteries, which were fine, and experimentally replaced them anyway, cleaned all the circuitry, etc. The only thing that makes it cut out is singing/talking/breathing close to it, and it cuts out exactly in the manner predicted.

I found a tech, though, and sent the mic off, so I guess we'll get a real answer soon. :-) Wish it/me luck.
-c
Logged

klaus

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1824
Re: I need a mic tech...
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2012, 02:21:08 pm »

Thanks for the update. Please post results.
Logged
Klaus Heyne
German Masterworks®
www.GermanMasterworks.com
Pages: [1]   Go Up