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Suggestions for Mic Tech for Vintage M249?
« on: October 08, 2022, 08:45:34 PM »

It's been awhile since I've needed to have a vintage tube mic repaired, and my local tech has retired. Can anyone recommend someone who does good work? Last time I fired up my 1965-66 Neumann M249 it was dead...


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Re: any suggestions for mic tech for vintage M249?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2022, 10:18:58 PM »

The host of this forum might be a candidate, and additionally Tom Onofrio comes highly recommended. We've used Tom for the repair of several vintage Neumann tube (and FET) mics, and have been very satisfied so far.


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Re: Suggestions for Mic Tech for Vintage M249?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2022, 03:27:35 PM »

Choices for competent condenser mic specialists are diminishing with every year.

Those who had built a solid reputation over time have droppd from the scene like flies from a closed window, for reasons that are either connected or aligning randomly.

Premature death, cancer, alcoholism, mental instability or a combination have robbed the microphone community of at least five of the most respected and knowledgeable veterans in our field in the last decade or two.

And I see no new superstars (or even super-starts) on the horizon.

Why that is so is speculative, but my hypothesis: we just don't make the kind of money like someone with a good analytical mind and ability for deep focus could pull in these days from a job in the digital industry. I.e., it would take a passion for good sounds as primary motivation to get into a field of work and stick with it until you are rally good that's about as lucrative as a senior waiter in a decent restaurant would earn.

But I am open to hear what others are experiencing.

The host of this forum might be a candidate
I have moved on from my "shoeshine boy-to the-stars" position in the basement to a location a few floors up (it's even carpeted!): I am now exclusively concentrating on making very good microphones sound spectacular.
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