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Author Topic: U87i capsule info  (Read 385 times)

bits_ville

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U87i capsule info
« on: June 13, 2022, 08:46:59 PM »

I bought this mic recently. It sounds fantastic, as a U87i should, but I took the head basket off, to check the condition and date and found the initials or abbreviation “hq” written on it. I have never seen this either on another U87i or pictures on any forum.

I believe the microphone was made in 1978, but I’m wondering if this indicates a technician who serviced the mic or if it was possibly reskinned. It sounds excellent so I don’t really have complaints, just very curious. 

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Robert
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Re: U87i capsule info
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2022, 09:39:28 PM »

The capsule is period-correct for a 1978 mic, confirmed by the "8" on the diaphragm ring.
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Re: U87i capsule info
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2022, 04:28:49 AM »

Thank you Klaus!  If you have a moment, do you know what the HQ stands for?
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Re: U87i capsule info
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2022, 10:53:07 AM »

In addition to the manufacturing year you would have (my speculation) the name of the assembler, possibly the assembly station and batch.
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Re: U87i capsule info
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2022, 12:24:02 AM »

Thanks for taking the time to answer Klaus!
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