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gg85

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u67 Capsule Info
« on: March 27, 2022, 05:44:18 PM »

Hi!

Trying to find out some info on what capsule might be in this u67 and what year it could be from. I know it was replaced around 2010 but I don't know much more than that. The old capsule is in a Neumann capsule box that says K870 and # 1006. I don't know if that's the replacement or the old one.

Thanks!
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Re: u67 Capsule Info
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2022, 01:37:48 PM »

George,
The capsule that you show is a Neumann K67/870 construction. As the original writing has been removed (either during cleaning or re-diaphragming by an aftermarket party), it's not possible to date its manufacturing year.

If you could share a picture of the other capsule and its container, we might be able to deduct further information.
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Re: u67 Capsule Info
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2022, 02:25:51 PM »

Thanks Klaus, here's the old capsule and what I think might be the box of the new capsule.

Appreciate the help!
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Re: u67 Capsule Info
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2022, 09:28:21 PM »

The capsule in the box shows a 1996 version of the K870.
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Re: u67 Capsule Info
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2022, 09:38:18 PM »

Amazing, thanks so much Klaus!

Do you recommend anyone in particular for reskinning, or do you think I'm better off with a new Neumann capsule?
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Re: u67 Capsule Info
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2022, 09:54:54 PM »

I never recommend rediaphragming ("reskinning"), as these products and services are invariably inferior in sound and mechanical properties to the Neumann-manufactured product.

If you think that a surface restoration is not feasible, buy a new capsule from Neumann or a used one on the open market.
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