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akg d12 problem

Post by jk0666 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:16 pm

i have a vintage akg d12 that sounds pretty thin, which leads me to believe it may need a new capsule, but i'm not positive. does anyone know where to get one or a tech who can fix this? i'm in the nj area. thanks in advance

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Post by percussion boy » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:29 am

Last time I checked, AKG in Europe fixes d12's, (or at least d12e's). AKG in the US doesn't. I don't have the url for the Euro AKG at this computer, but if you google it and e-mail 'em, they should be able to help you out.

I think the mics get fixed in Vienna, if I'm remembering right.
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Post by cgarges » Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:56 am

Whatever you do, DON'T send the mic to AKG in the US. They're the most wretched company I've ever dealt with regarding repairs. Last year, they were farming their work on the east coast out to Richard Land at Land Audio in Nashville. Richard is a very straight-up guy who does excellent work. Contact him directly and you'll get the same type of repair without AKG's bullshit service. His name has come up before on this website, so a search ought to yield his contact information. He'll tell you whether or not he can fix it.

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Post by jk0666 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:13 am

thanks for the responses. i'll check out those options, then, i may sell the mic here anyway....

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Post by scott anthony » Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:15 am

I just called the US AKG a couple of weeks ago about getting my D12E looked at. I was told that there are no capsules left anywhere.... please post if you find out differently!

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Post by jk0666 » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:42 pm

i just got an email from akg in europe. there are no capsules left!

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Post by scott anthony » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:45 pm

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Post by Mix413 » Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:01 pm

jk,
We had our D12 capsule replaced about 3-4 years ago by AKG USA and they said I got the very last one.

Put it up on eBay as-is for parts. I'll bet you still get pretty good $ for it. Try the Audix D6. It's a lot more hyped than the D12 but sounds pretty good without EQ and is reasonably priced.

If you're in a pinch you can borrow our D12, RE20 or D6.

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Post by jk0666 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:29 pm

john, thanks. i guess there's no way to "fix" a defective capsule? i just got an email from the guy at land audio confirming that there are no more capsules at all. i wish i knew the difference between a good d12 and a blown one when i bought this one three years ago.....rats. maybe i'll try the audix, i'm sure its inexpensive.

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