Serving the purveyor of fine quality ribbon mics for the broadcast, cinema, studio, and stage trades.
We buy excess inventory, lost interest, estate and financial distress sales. Prices based on most current value.
We sell refurbished mics with a specific interest in RCA ribbon mics. Call or email for latest list of sale items.
Consignment mics taken based upon expected sale price and sale duration. Fee commensurate with value, not exceeding 30%.
Formal, professional appraisals provided for settlement or value purposes. Fees commensurate with value and archival data required. Minimum fee: $45.00.
Museum Quality Microphone Restoration
All surfaces are prepared for a professional paint application to original specifications. Metal finished by bead-blasting, sanding, etching, or priming prior to finish.
- Finishing and Painting to original color
- $145.00-$250.00 based on mic type
- Logo fill as required
- $65.00 per side
- 77 Labyrinth chip repair with repaint
- Cosmetic cleaning without painting
- Microphone evaluation
*waived if services rendered
- Original finish plating
- price quoted upon examination
- Ribbons are cut to fit the specific mic and crimped for durability as original. Only original Duralum ribbon is used.
- $145.00-$220.00 dependant upon type
- Screens are stripped and straightened (if possible). Silk material is applied using the same procedure as the original specification for acoustic transparency. Resilking (44 and 77 RCA Mics)
Internal rewiring including 3’ cable and gold-plated Male XLR connector (Studio Stub)
- Any parts required at additional charge.
Testing and Calibration
- The microphone is tested to original specifications and sonic calibration standards. We have complete specs and instructions for most mics.
- Fabrication: Machining, sheet metal, and other forms available as part of restoration to ensure accurate reproduction of replacement parts.
- Refurbishment other than above, submit photo or item for quote. This may include plating, painting, hardware and other cosmetic and sonic applications.
- Generally open circuit transformers cannot be repaired.
Applied cosmetic parts are not included in the above charges.
Point of Shipment: Santa Cruz, CA
Terms: Prior to shipment of item, please email or phone us regarding shipment. Upon receipt of item, notification of charges will be made prior to repair. Check or PayPal payment prior to return of mic.
Shipment should include confirmation of delivery, identification of item with noted problem, name, return address, phone number, and email address.