mic repairs?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by CasJams, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. CasJams

    CasJams Guest

    I have an oktava mk-012 and its got a lot of buzzing and noise when I hook it up with the phantom power. I switched the capsul with one that I know works correctly and still get the same problems which tells me the diaphram is fine. I know these mics are pretty cheap, but would getting it repaired be cheaper than getting a new one? Where can I go for mic repairs? I'm in the chicago area.
  2. paddy

    paddy Guest


    If you don't have the troubleshoot skills, it might be worth trying out the mods here:


    I'd start with the caps as they are really dodgy (remember to mod your other mk-12's too :)

    Have you eliminated the possibility of a problem with the phantom power & cable? I know it wounds obvious but have to ask.

    If all that fails check out Scott Dorseys mic mod - intended for cheap chinese mics but might be worth trying.

    Alternately since it's a cheap mic - save the money on repair / moification and get another.

    I'd be interested in repairing it but i'm in ireland and the postage would be excessive.

    Actually if you so decide to get a new one I'd buy the old one off you if it was going cheap.

    ANyway good luck,

  3. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    that link does not go where you think it goes.

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