Did another AKG repair for a great guy in Nashville, Tennessee (a previous 414 repair is here). He wasn’t the first owner of this particular 414, and was having intermittency issues, weak signal, as well as pops, clicks, and booms when it was moved or tapped. When I received it, there was definitely a lot of material on the capsule – some oil/spit residue, but mostly fibers from whatever case it was being stored in. Given the case I was given the capsule in, it probably was the storage method of the previous owner that caused the buildup of fibers on the capsule.
That wasn’t the only issue, though. the real problem with this mic?… Continue reading