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A little rattle in my MKH50

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Before I send it in...

I have a little rattle in my 50. 

It's bee to Sennheiser recently, but not sure recently enough. Frustrating this happened. 

Should I take it apart and have a look?

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The other day I noticed that one of the set screws holding the XLR connector in place fell off my 50. I didn't notice rattling before replacing the screw but perhaps that's something to check first. 

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Set screws loosen... and as many of us who ab-use the 50 daily eventually learn.... it's no wonder.

Round-trip Boston to Connecticut, adjusted & back in 5 days.

Grazie mille Sennheiser-Neumann sorcerers.

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One time, my mkh50 too had a rattle. I opened it and saw one of the switches was loose internally, it was easy to fasten again. Open it up and see what you can see is my advice!

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5 hours ago, Richard Thomas said:

Kris Jarosz (ex RFS) should be cheaper than Sennheiser for minor repairs over here and he's very capable- krisaudioservices@gmail.com 07740 173540

Hmm, Richard, interesting ... for two MKH805 (t's) that have lost their 'oomph' (sensitivity and low freq). ... Sure it might just be a component thing for two fifty year old mics ...

Cheers, Jez

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I undid the screws but couldn't get mic apart. Found video on MKH60, but wanted me to unsolder the XLR assembly, assuming I had been able to get it apart. 

So it's not set screws at least. 

Mic is in LA, which I failed to mention. 

It was in to Sennheiser about a year ago, but only a 6 month service warranty. Don't want to spend $300/£200 again so soon. It's an ambient rattle. Should be simple.  

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There are those two black hex screws on the top and bottom, and then there's another in between the pins (IIRC) , and then you push it out of the tube by gently pushing the xlr pins. So no need to solder anything.. At least that's how I did... 

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