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R/E/P => Klaus Heyne's Mic Lab => Topic started by: bits_ville on June 13, 2022, 08:46:59 PM

Title: U87i capsule info
Post by: bits_ville 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. 

Thanks
Robert
Title: Re: U87i capsule info
Post by: klaus 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.
Title: Re: U87i capsule info
Post by: bits_ville on June 16, 2022, 04:28:49 AM
Thank you Klaus!  If you have a moment, do you know what the HQ stands for?
Title: Re: U87i capsule info
Post by: klaus 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.
Title: Re: U87i capsule info
Post by: bits_ville on June 18, 2022, 12:24:02 AM
Thanks for taking the time to answer Klaus!