I'm looking for K67/K87A capsule for U87 Microphone??

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by technoempire, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. technoempire

    technoempire Guest

    I have an early 80's Neumann u87 and need a new capsule, anyone have any references where to find one?

    Thanks! technoempire@gmail.com
  2. blaumph2cool

    blaumph2cool Active Member

    May 2, 2005
    Portland, OR
    I've seen several capsules going on ebay.
    you'll want to get something in writing from the seller in case you get a bad capsule.

    most likely if the seller won't gurrenty it in writing, its a dud.

  3. Dosser

    Dosser Active Member

    May 31, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    You could check with Bill Bradley. He does mic repair on a lot of high-end mics. I've had him replace a capsule on a U67 before, and he did a wonderful job. You can find him online at:

  4. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    If you are a little apprehensive about buying a capsule on ebay, getting the capsule from Neumann and having them fit it is not that expensive when you consider that a Neumann capsule goes for around $500 on ebay. I remember seeing a receipt for work done by Neumann USA. The capsule was $700, but the labour charge was only $70.

    It's very easy to change the capsule on a U87. I took the capsule out of mine to see if I could turn it around, as the rear diaphragm looked like it was in better condition. Still, $70 is reasonable so you can be certain it gets done well.

    John Stafford

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