by Bob Malkowski | 3,2 / 5,0 | Approximate reading time: 2 Minutes

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Thieves took an estimated 100k+ in high-end microphones stolen in a burglary from a high-end audio retailer in London. What the thieves don’t realise, however, is that most of the microphones are effectively useless…

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High End Microphones Stolen

If you had to put together a list of your all-time dream microphones, then there’s a chance it’d include some of the names on this list: Neumann, Telefunken, Austrian Audio, Sony, Coles and so on. Unfortunately, the list covers dozens of high-end microphones stolen in a burglary!

London-based retailer, KMR, made a social media post today July 27th, stating that the haul of exotic mics was stolen. They’ve also listed full details in the hopes of having the microphones returned. However, the thieves are not as smart as perhaps they think they are…

Neumann U67 Set

Neumann U67 Set

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Austrian Audio OC818 Studio Set

Austrian Audio OC818 Studio Set

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(23)

Practically Useless

If you’ve worked with exotic high-end microphones, you’ll know that many of them require an external power supply. It seems the thieves weren’t so clued up and stole the microphones minus the essential power supplies!

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Unsurprisingly then we’re expecting a load of these microphones to end up “dumped”, either literally or figuratively, once the thieves realise their error. Below, you’ll find the full list from KMR including serial numbers where relevant.

If you’re offered any of the microphones below, then contact KMR Audio via their Facebook page.

List of Stolen Mics

▪️ Neumann U67
▪️ Neumann U87Ai
▪️ Sony C800G
▪️ Telefunken ELA-M 251 E
▪️ AEA KU5A (271)
▪️ AEA R84 (3878)
▪️ AEA R88 Mk2 (636)
▪️ Austrian Audio OC18 (1384)
▪️ Austrian Audio OC818(1135)
▪️ Brauner VMA
▪️ Chandler REDD.47 (489)
▪️ Chandler TG Mic (165)
▪️ Coles 4038
▪️ DPA 4011A
▪️ DPA BOBOX1 d:vote
▪️ Flea 47 (10293)
▪️ Flea ELAM 251
▪️ Gefell M930 (4263)
▪️ Golden Age GA-8000G (21076)
▪️ Hammer Audio HA-872 (8700002)
▪️ Josephson C42 Pair (1,408,914,090)
▪️ Josephson C705 (11)
▪️ Josephson e22s (11168)
▪️ Manley Reference Cardioid (REFCARDT3247)
▪️ Melodium 42Bn (12)
▪️ Microtech Gefell UM900 (316)
▪️ Microtech Gefell UMT70S (3987)
▪️ Peluso 22 251 (2021)
▪️ Peluso 2247LE (469)
▪️ Peluso 2247SE (A02624)
▪️ Peluso P12 (1221)
▪️ Peluso P280 (124)
▪️ Peluso P414 Pair (00159, 00160)
▪️ Peluso P67 (650)
▪️ Peluso P87 (3)
▪️ Sennheiser MD421 II (277718)
▪️ Shure SM7B
▪️ Sontronics Apollo 2
▪️ Sony C100 (100270)
▪️ Stager SR-1A
▪️ Stager SR-3 (34)
▪️ Townsend Labs Sphere
▪️ Vanguard V13 (11948032)

 

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2 responses to “100k+ High End Microphones Stolen! Thieves don’t know they’re useless.”

    LasMrBro says:
    1

    Now you explain the thieves what to do 😂

    If you’ve worked with exotic high-end microphones, you’ll know that many of them require an external power supply. It seems the thieves weren’t so clued up and stole the microphones minus the essential power supplies!

      JJ says:
      0

      Exactly, so all of us in this community all over the world knows and don’t go and buy a cheap high end microphone off ebay with the text saying “Selling without original transformer, lost it when moving studio…” and think it’s all peaches and cream!

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