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BnE
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      05-21-2010, 03:41 AM
Anyone know of someone other than Sennheiser itself who repair
Sennheiser shotguns mics?
 
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      05-21-2010, 11:02 AM
On May 20, 11:41*pm, BnE <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Anyone know of someone other than Sennheiser itself who repair
> Sennheiser shotguns mics?


My experience of service for my MKH416 was very favorable with
Sennheiser.
 
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Scott Dorsey
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      05-21-2010, 11:25 AM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
BnE <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>Anyone know of someone other than Sennheiser itself who repair
>Sennheiser shotguns mics?


Depends what is wrong and which shotgun it is. But Sennheiser support is
actually very good and very reasonably priced. They'll even support the
MKH108 although some parts are no longer available. There are other folks
out there, but they'll be paying list price on parts.
--scott
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Sofa Slug
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      05-28-2010, 12:45 AM
BnE wrote:
> Anyone know of someone other than Sennheiser itself who repair
> Sennheiser shotguns mics?


http://www.locationsound.com/
 
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Dave O'Heare
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      06-13-2010, 04:50 AM
http://www.audio-forums.com/(E-Mail Removed) (Scott Dorsey) wrote in
news:ht5qj8$f12$(E-Mail Removed):

> In article
> <(E-Mail Removed)>,
> BnE <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>Anyone know of someone other than Sennheiser itself who repair
>>Sennheiser shotguns mics?

>
> Depends what is wrong and which shotgun it is. But Sennheiser support
> is actually very good and very reasonably priced.


Unless, of course, one lives in Canada. I tried to get a couple of MD421s
repaired, and was quoted $300+shipping each. Yikes.

Dave O'Heare
 
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Scott Dorsey
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      06-14-2010, 05:01 PM
Dave O'Heare <dave.oheareATgmail.com> wrote:
>(E-Mail Removed) (Scott Dorsey) wrote in
>news:ht5qj8$f12$(E-Mail Removed):
>
>> In article
>> <(E-Mail Removed)>,
>> BnE <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>>Anyone know of someone other than Sennheiser itself who repair
>>>Sennheiser shotguns mics?

>>
>> Depends what is wrong and which shotgun it is. But Sennheiser support
>> is actually very good and very reasonably priced.

>
>Unless, of course, one lives in Canada. I tried to get a couple of MD421s
>repaired, and was quoted $300+shipping each. Yikes.


The 421 is a particular problem.

The 421 element is actually intended to be repairable... you can in theory
replace the diaphgram and coil very easily with a bench vice and a soldering
iron. The thing is, the diaphragm and coil assembly has not been sold as
a replacement part for ages.

This means that you have to replace the whole element when it goes bad, and
the whole element is a big thing that takes a lot of precision machining and
costs around $200. You can have Sennheiser put it in or you can do it
yourself, either way you have to spend a lot of money to replace the whole
damn thing.

And the WORST part is that the 421 has been replaced with the 421 Mk II...
so even though it's almost as cheap to just throw the mike away and buy
a new one, the new ones sound completely different and aren't anywhere near
as useful. So you pretty much have to bite the bullet and pony up. It is
really annoying.
--scott
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      06-15-2010, 12:21 AM
On Jun 14, 12:01*pm, (E-Mail Removed) (Scott Dorsey) wrote:
> Dave O'Heare <dave.oheareATgmail.com> wrote:
> >(E-Mail Removed) (Scott Dorsey) wrote in
> >news:ht5qj8$f12$(E-Mail Removed):

>
> >> In article
> >> <(E-Mail Removed)>,
> >> BnE *<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >>>Anyone know of someone other than Sennheiser itself who repair
> >>>Sennheiser shotguns mics?

>
> >> Depends what is wrong and which shotgun it is. *But Sennheiser support
> >> is actually very good and very reasonably priced.

>
> >Unless, of course, one lives in Canada. *I tried to get a couple of MD421s
> >repaired, and was quoted $300+shipping each. Yikes.

>
> The 421 is a particular problem.
>
> The 421 element is actually intended to be repairable... you can in theory
> replace the diaphgram and coil very easily with a bench vice and a soldering
> iron. *The thing is, the diaphragm and coil assembly has not been sold as
> a replacement part for ages.
>
> This means that you have to replace the whole element when it goes bad, and
> the whole element is a big thing that takes a lot of precision machining and
> costs around $200. *You can have Sennheiser put it in or you can do it
> yourself, either way you have to spend a lot of money to replace the whole
> damn thing.
>
> And the WORST part is that the 421 has been replaced with the 421 Mk II....
> so even though it's almost as cheap to just throw the mike away and buy
> a new one, the new ones sound completely different and aren't anywhere near
> as useful. *So you pretty much have to bite the bullet and pony up. *It is
> really annoying.
> --scott
> --
> "C'est un Nagra. *C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."


Hope a MKH 416 T isn't as poorly designed.
 
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Scott Dorsey
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      06-15-2010, 01:20 PM
BnE <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>On Jun 14, 12:01=A0pm, (E-Mail Removed) (Scott Dorsey) wrote:
>>
>> The 421 is a particular problem.
>>
>> The 421 element is actually intended to be repairable... you can in theor=

>y
>> replace the diaphgram and coil very easily with a bench vice and a solder=

>ing
>> iron. =A0The thing is, the diaphragm and coil assembly has not been sold =

>as
>> a replacement part for ages.
>>
>> This means that you have to replace the whole element when it goes bad, a=

>nd
>> the whole element is a big thing that takes a lot of precision machining =

>and
>> costs around $200. =A0You can have Sennheiser put it in or you can do it
>> yourself, either way you have to spend a lot of money to replace the whol=

>e
>> damn thing.

>
>Hope a MKH 416 T isn't as poorly designed.


No, no, it's not a design problem at all. It's a support problem. The
421 was _designed_ for easy and cheap repairability, the problem is that
they won't sell you the parts to do the cheap repair any more.

That's the case for some things on the 416T also...
--scott
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Ty Ford
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      06-15-2010, 03:01 PM
On Mon, 14 Jun 2010 20:21:11 -0400, BnE wrote
(in article
<(E-Mail Removed)>):

>> The 421 is a particular problem.
>>
>> The 421 element is actually intended to be repairable... you can in theory
>> replace the diaphgram and coil very easily with a bench vice and a soldering
>> iron. *The thing is, the diaphragm and coil assembly has not been sold as
>> a replacement part for ages.
>>
>> This means that you have to replace the whole element when it goes bad, and
>> the whole element is a big thing that takes a lot of precision machining and
>> costs around $200. *You can have Sennheiser put it in or you can do it
>> yourself, either way you have to spend a lot of money to replace the whole
>> damn thing.
>>
>> And the WORST part is that the 421 has been replaced with the 421 Mk II...
>> so even though it's almost as cheap to just throw the mike away and buy
>> a new one, the new ones sound completely different and aren't anywhere near
>> as useful. *So you pretty much have to bite the bullet and pony up. *It is
>> really annoying.
>> --scott
>> --
>> "C'est un Nagra. *C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."

>
> Hope a MKH 416 T isn't as poorly designed.


Gear gets old or is abused and dies. Get over it.

FWIW, I was comparing my 421 to the e-609 and found them extremely similar in
sound.

Regards,

Ty Ford


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      06-15-2010, 04:51 PM
Ty Ford <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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>Gear gets old or is abused and dies. Get over it.


Right, but you should be able to fix them when they do. And you should be
able to get the parts to fix them.

>FWIW, I was comparing my 421 to the e-609 and found them extremely similar in
>sound.


Agreed. The pattern is a little different, but the lack of a presence peak
is very notable on both. There aren't a lot of dynamics that flat.
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