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Horch microphones?

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by hollywood_steve, Mar 31, 2001.

  1. hollywood_steve

    hollywood_steve Active Member

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    While trying to track down some 30 year old Telefunken parts, I stumbled across a German pro audio site. In addition to the Neumann and Brauner mics, they also offered a brand I have never heard of here in the US - Horch. They only seem to offer one model the Horch RM2, and its priced up in Brauner territory - +/- $3grand or so. Anybody ever seen or heard one of these things?
     
  2. miketholen

    miketholen Guest

    never heard of Horch, but if your still looking for Telefunken /TAB/Siemens parts, I know of a guy who worked at Telefunken for 16 years under the man that designed the V72, To make a long story short, When Telefunken closed it's audio division in the early/mid eighties, he took all of the spare/surplus parts from the warehouse!He is now in the states- he has reworked alot of my gear- his work is impeccable! I sent him a pair of TAB U373a's that had some problems and he sent them back full of "new" original parts! He also put them in a rack with a few with a few mods done to them(threshold knob, 50 % more threshold switch, gain -5dB and +5dB knob and a link switch that is perfectly matched. These units are the holygrail AFAIC, He calls them a German Fairchild. These are not stock u373's he has also modded the Knee to be much more gradual :D
    If your still looking for Telefunken parts lemme know-Mike
     
  3. donmorrell

    donmorrell Guest

    http://www.tab-funkenwerk.com/

    he has a great rep.

    best -- don


    Originally posted by miketholen:
    never heard of Horch, but if your still looking for Telefunken /TAB/Siemens parts, I know of a guy who worked at Telefunken for 16 years under the man that designed the V72, To make a long story short, When Telefunken closed it's audio division in the early/mid eighties, he took all of the spare/surplus parts from the warehouse!He is now in the states- he has reworked alot of my gear- his work is impeccable! I sent him a pair of TAB U373a's that had some problems and he sent them back full of "new" original parts! He also put them in a rack with a few with a few mods done to them(threshold knob, 50 % more threshold switch, gain -5dB and +5dB knob and a link switch that is perfectly matched. These units are the holygrail AFAIC, He calls them a German Fairchild. These are not stock u373's he has also modded the Knee to be much more gradual :D
    If your still looking for Telefunken parts lemme know-Mike


    :cool:
     
  4. hollywood_steve

    hollywood_steve Active Member

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    Thanks guys. Mike, I'm assuming that you were talking about the same guy, Oliver at TAB-Funk. I hooked up with him the same day I made the post at the beginning of this thread. He was able to send me scans of the manual for the old Telefunken EQ that I just purchased - great guy!
     
  5. miketholen

    miketholen Guest

    Yeah, Oliver Rocks!
    I'm a huge fan of his work.
    Hopefully we can get him here to chicago to rework the monitor section of our J37's.
    :D
     
  6. hollywood_steve

    hollywood_steve Active Member

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    OK, back to the Horch question.

    (I really do appreciate all of the info regarding the Telefunken gear.)

    But these Horch mics LOOK like the real deal.
    http://www.sonicworld.de/horch.html

    Somebody has to know something.

    Steve
     

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