the capsule of my new bock 187 does not sit straight.

Lolo

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Lolo

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i just received my special priced bock 187 from thomann. very shortly after unpacking i noticed the position of the capsule in the cage, or is it called basket? it is not 100% vertical. a little bit tilted to the left.
first i thought it could have been damged in transport, but all of the boxes were okay, and if i shake the mic, nothing is rattling or even moving inside the mic. i tested also the audio, and it sounds great, as far as i can see here in my kitchen with my arrow interface.
and i recorded a bit of speech and compared it to other test recordings i did of neumann U87s and mikrotech geffel mics, and it seemed to be right up and even a bit better than them.

do you think i should send this mic back to thomann? i have 30 days of return.
do you have a bock 187, and is the capsule absolutely straight in it?

any help and tips appreciated, greets, lolo
 
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exoslime

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it looks like you are annoyed by this right? if yes, then you should send it back with 30days of return and get another one.
if not, oneday you might bite you ass for not sending it back in time (trust me, i went the same road already with guitars and stuff)

well, if it doesnt annoy you, how have you even noticed ;)
 

Lolo

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i returned the mic to thomann and the exchange was granted. the new bock 187 will be here on tuesday (could be monday, but i will have no time to accept the package).
@moderators: i think you can delete this thread. if the new mic has no problems, which i assume, this case is solved.

only thing i would like to ask: on the thomann side it said there would be a free essentials bundle with the mic purchase. the only plugin i don´t already own in this bundle is the polymax synth, but i still would appreciate having that, too.
how do i redeem this bundle?
 

flandybob

Established Member
i returned the mic to thomann and the exchange was granted. the new bock 187 will be here on tuesday (could be monday, but i will have no time to accept the package).
@moderators: i think you can delete this thread. if the new mic has no problems, which i assume, this case is solved.

only thing i would like to ask: on the thomann side it said there would be a free essentials bundle with the mic purchase. the only plugin i don´t already own in this bundle is the polymax synth, but i still would appreciate having that, too.
how do i redeem this bundle?
You'll have the choice to redeem when you register the mic in UA connect app
 

Lolo

Active Member
i got the new 187 today, and the capsule is straight. well, in fact it is looking a little to the left, it´s turned a little in the basket, but hey, i won´t send it back again now. it sounds just like the other one i had before, and start wondering why i even sent that back. the sound of the mics is not touched by this, and the sound is great.
i know they sound the same, because i did a small speech recording here in my kitchen with both of them, and compared them.

first i could not find the essentials bundle that was promised on the thoman website. i think it was because i did not - or better could not - register the mic within the promotion time, which ended 31.may, because the mic was not on stock. i didn´t bother too much, because i got all the plugins of the essentials already, exept the polymax.

after a short chat with support, i now have a polymax synth for free and a 50$ coupon, because they could not offer me other plugins in exchange.
man, the UA support is really great, it took a few minutes, and it was a nice chat, with a coupon on top that i really didn´t expect. i wish i was always that lucky! :D
 
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