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We build microphones to order. Turnaround time depends on demand. Normally, we can build microphones within three business days of the order.

Product Availability Updates

2024-04-09 We launched the new CM1800 microphone mod kit.
2024-04-05 A few more microphone flight cases have been added to the closeout listing.
2024-04-04 We have restocked Rycote USM shockmounts.
2024-03-30 we are introducing a new, better clamp for tube mic shockmounts.
2024-02-15 Swivel mounts are back in stock.
2023-12-11 The temporary backorder on RK-87 capsules has ended.
2023-12-06 We added two new custom powdercoat color options for our large-diaphragm microphone kits (S-series and T-series).
2023-12-04 We have added Apex 460 style tube mic grills to our collection of microphone headbaskets.
2023-11-21 RK-12 capsules (singles and matched pairs) are back in stock.
2023-11-17 We now sell our favorite solder wick.
2023-11-10 Cardioid SDC capsules (and pairs) are back in stock.
2023-10-23 Due to repeated customer requests, we are now offering XLR5 Y-cables for sale (for 30% less than Neumann's AC-20).
2023-10-20 The special K47 capsule for our 990XF circuit is back in stock.
2023-10-13 We found a cache of transformer cans for tube mics.
2023-10-10 SDC Cardioid capsules and pairs, and RK-12 capsules are backordered for 2-3 weeks.
2023-08-25 Warehouse cleanout sale: various microphone cases
2023-08-21 We now offer 2 variants of the VPS1 power supply upgrade, to more easily fit Shanghai-made power supplies (e.g. Avantone CV-12).
2023-08-12 Summer sale! Save $50 on LDC circuit/capsule bundles.
2023-08-11 We have a limited supply of cosmetically imperfect Black Chrome grilles for MXL 770 / 990 / MicParts S3 mics.
2023-06-05 We have a very few Multitrack Microphones available to order.
2023-06-03 The long-awaited multitrack circuit kit is back in stock.
2023-05-14 The V-251 DIY kit and V-251 microphone are back in stock, in limited quantities.
2023-02-27 We are launching a kick/snare mic bundle, with introductory pricing.
2022-12-11 We have a limited number of cosmetically imperfect S-25 kits on sale for $30 off.
2022-12-09 The "rat rod" custom finish option is back in stock.
2022-11-11 The popular silver powdercoat option for the 12-251 and V-47 tube microphone kits is available for a limited time.
2022-10-22 Two custom color mic body upgrades had been inadvertently marked as out of stock. We have a few of each still available: "rat rod" and neon yellow.
Rycote USM-VB shockmounts are back in stock.
2022-09-26 The Carson bench-top magnifier is back in stock.
2022-08-29 Black chrome grilles for MXL 770/990 are back in stock.
2022-08-01 The 12-251 and V-47 kits are back in stock. The V-12 and V-47 microphones are back in stock.
2022-07-27 We are selling our few remaining NOS 6072 tubes.
2022-07-19 We have made our heavy-duty swivel mount available for purchase. Two models fit dozens of condenser mic body styles.
2022-07-18 Our popular M49 style grille for the MXL 990 and MXL 770 is back in stock.
2022-06-10 We are re-introducing the Roswell Pro Audio "Cutaway™" shockmount for MicParts LDC microphones.
2022-06-08 We have a limited supply of "Vintage Cream" metalwork for our V-251 microphone and DIY tube microphone kit.
2022-05-25 Rycote shockmounts are back in stock.
2022-05-23 RK-87s (singles and matched pairs) are back in stock.
2022-04-26 SDC Pairs are available again (kits and/or mics). Here's the transformerless one. Here's the SDC-84 (KM84 style).
2022-04-14 RK-12 and RK-87 capsules are available again.
2022-04-06 We've just launched an adapted version of our AT2035 mod kit for the Audio-Technica AT3035.
Rycote shockmounts are back in stock.
2022-03-31 C12 style chrome grilles are back in stock.
2022-03-17 We now have a circuit upgrade kit for the Audio-Technica AT2035.

Our custom MP6.5 transformer is finally available again. See the T-47, T-67, T-12 mic kits, and the T-84 circuit kit.

We have launched the Platinum edition of the T-47 microphone.

2022-02-22 We have new powdercoat colors in stock!
2022-02-21 We have an extraordinarily limited number of 'vintage cream' V-251 mic bodies in stock -- one DIY kit, two mics (standard or platinum). We do not expect to have more of this color until July.

The V-251 Microphone Kit is back in stock.

Metallic blue mic body upgrades for the S- and T-series mics are back in stock.

2022-02-17 We have introduced a dedicated tom/hi-hat mic, the S-25 TT.
2022-02-01 We now offer a Platinum edition of the S-87 microphone, featuring a circuit upgraded with custom-made and rare/NOS parts, and a heavier brass body.
2022-01-20 The Platinum transformer version of the T-67 kit is temporarily available. We have a limited number of Platinum-transformer T-12 kits available also. 
2022-01-19 We are now accepting orders for the T-67 Microphone, both standard edition and a new Platinum edition.
2022-01-17 Rycote USM-L are back in stock.
2022-01-10 The MP6.5 transformer is temporarily back in stock. It is available within the T-12, T-47, and T-67 microphone kits. Backordered V-47 and 12-251 kits (which were waiting for transformers) will ship this week.
2021-12-07 Rycote USM-L are back in stock.
2021-12-02 The long-backordered MP6.5 transformer is momentarily back in stock. The limited available quantity is reserved for T-series and SDC-84 mic kits. A larger production run in January will find its way into the T-84 circuit kit.
2021-12-01 We are introducing a new microphone kit, called the T-67.
2021-11-23 Hypercardioid SDC capsules are available.
2021-11-15 RK-47 capsules (and all mics/kits that use it) are backordered, due to supply chain issues. We expect to resolve this by mid-December.
2021-10-01 A limited number of RK-12 capsules are available.
2021-09-27 Rycote USM-VB are available.
2021-08-23 The 990XF / RK-67C bundle is back in stock.
2021-08-18 We have introduced a new badged black mic body for the large-diaphragm T- and S-series mic kits.

Rycote USM-L are in stock.

Inexpensive XLR7 cables (for tube mics) are once again available, and on sale.

2021-07-06 The S3 kits are back in stock. Click for S3-87 , S3-47 , S3-12.
2021-06-27 We have a limited stock of Gotham GAC7 remnant cables available.
2021-06-25 RK-87 capsules and the S-87 microphone kit are in stock for immediate shipment.
2021-06-17 We have just introduced a new upgrade kit for the MXL 990. Click for more info on the 990XF circuit kit.
2021-06-07 C12 style grilles are back in stock. These fit the MicParts V-251, Apex 460, Carvin CTM100, Avantone CV-12, Apex 435 CAD GXL2400, and more.

We have just launched our new Telefunken Bridge Rectifier kit.

We also just introduced the S3-47 LC and S3-12 LC multipattern microphone kits.


The 12-251 tube microphone kit is once again available in our custom silver powdercoated finish.

The V-47 is also now available in silver.

2021-05-25 Metallic Gray and Metallic Blue powdercoat mic bodies for large-diaphragm Cardioid FET mics are back in stock.
2021-05-12 Custom powdercoat options are becoming available again. We've just added the "vintage cream" V-251, and the "rat rod" FET mic body. Quantities are limited.
2021-05-08 More Rycote USM-VB have arrived.
2021-04-26 The SDC-84 microphone kit has been upgraded; we've found new filter capacitors that we prefer, and the output capacitor is now a box film style rather than electrolytic. Assembly is easier too due to a reworked PCB.
2021-04-19 The MXL 990 circuit kit has been updated with a new PCB, a few component upgrades, and a minor topology upgrade to the DC oscillator. The documentation has been rewritten and improved.
2021-04-10 Rycote USM-L mounts (and a very few USM-VB) are back in stock for the moment.
2021-03-15 Selected low-noise EHX 6072 tubes are back in stock.
2021-02-22 We have a very few LDC mic bodies in our custom Matte Green powdercoat finish available.
2021-02-05 We have received a VAT number from HMRC, and are able to resume shipping to UK citizens.
2021-02-01 We've introduced a new black body with chrome grille for the S-25 and T-25 kits.
2021-01-22 The newly revised SDC-84 Snare Mic kit is now shipping. This kit has an updated PCB that is easier to build, and incorporates upgrades to numerous components.
2021-01-08 Hypercardioid SDC capsules, and matched Cardioid SDC capsule pairs, are back in stock. See the SDC Capsules page.
2020-12-28 Two custom powdercoat colors for our S- and T-series LDC kits and microphones are back in stock: rat rod and metallic gold. (Metallic gray is sold out for the forseeable future.)
2020-12-26 The Rycote USM-L shockmount is back in stock.
2020-12-16 We have just introduced Platinum editions of the MP-47 microphone and VPS1 power supply.
  • The T-25 is in stock and available for immediate shipping.
  • The S-25 is in stock and available for immediate shipping.
2020-11-08 I've posted the first two livestreamed DIY mic builds on the video tutorials page.
  • Hypercardioid SDC capsules (singles and matched pairs) are sold out. Hypercardioid SDC and SDC-84 microphone kits are sold out. We expect to make more HC capsules before the end of the year.
  • S-25 and T-25 kits are sold out. We will have more of these by November 20.
  • We just introduced a new powdercoat color for our S- and T-series FET microphone kits: "Rat Rod."
  • Matched SDC Cardioid capsules are backordered until August 15. This means that Matched Cardioid SDC and SDC-84 microphone kits are backordered also.
  • The MXL 3000 circuit mod kit is back in stock (although perhaps only briefly, as we received only a few boards from the recent order). More are in production.
  • The Metallic Gray color option for 50mm large-diaphragm FET mics is back in stock.
  • We've reduced our shipping rates for UPS Expedited to Canada.
  • Hypercardioid SDC capsules are nearly sold out, which means the SDC-84 "Snare Mic" kit is nearly sold out too. The next production run of capsules is scheduled to be done in about 45 days.
  • Rycote USM-VB mounts are back in stock.


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