Our mission is to research vintage audio design
and manufacturing techniques, understand how it achieves its quality of sound and then use that knowledge to create new products based
on the needs of today's audio engineers. For example, we talked directly to the engineers who designed
the transformers in the historic Telefunken equipment and used that knowledge to build our own custom transformers
to meet the needs of new applications.
|AMI C12 alternative kit
Yes, it took us a while to get the
C12 kit rolling, after delaying the project several times, we scraped our idea to re-create the historic accurate C12 and
replace it with
what we are now calling the C12
Alternative Kit. If we learned one thing from our U47 DIY kit, most of our customers are interested in a high quality DIY
kit and not a historical accurate reproduction, why trying
to replicate parts that do not do anything for the sound?
So we are happy to announce a C12 looking kit, that is somehow a hybrid of an C12 and C24 (will have the stereo
head coming soon), we want to keep all options open, so this kit as a base model were every customer can modify it in
every possible direction. For Memorial Day we offer to kits for rock bottom prices.
The first one a full kit with all needed parts to build a working microphone, it includes the C12 Alternative
kit, with all connectors (Binder and XLR) , cable, capsule with holder CK12a), components (resistors, caps), a T14 transformers,
a US made NOS Tungsol tube (12AV7) and a off shore PSU for only $800!
The 2nd one is pretty much the same
but with an AMI made PSU that can be used for a wide range of projects (best S/N ratio of all aftermarket PSU), 10 meters
of Gotham tube mic cable, two Binder 7 pin tube mic connectors,
plus a Rycote Shock mount, for only $1111!
Oh, and did we mention that all
other mic kits and transformer are 25% off
for Memorial Day? Please send your order e-mail with Memorial Day Sales in the subject line!
Of course first come first serve basis
up to stock is gone, Sale ends 5/28.
U47 Kit Assembly Guide
to a number of requests, Oliver decided to build up one of our AMI U47 kits and take pictures along the way. This guide will assist folks in building up this kit by showing the order in which Oliver builds his microphones, tips on how to assemble
different sections and serves as a general overview of building your own microphone.
Blackspade Microphones Shipping
Well it's taken a long time to get here but after launching the Blackspade UM17 a year ago, it's brothers the UM17R, UM25 and UM25C are now at a point where they are shipping out of our facility in Kansas and Blackspades facility in Switzerland. So
far, the reaction has been that they are worth the wait. Contact your local dealer to find out about pricing and availability. Check out the mics here on our website and then see what folks have to
say on Facebook at either AMI, Inc. or Blackspade Acoustics.
of AMI and Mercenary Audio Business Relationship
After six years and two large production
runs, the Mercenary Audio KM69 has been one popular microphone! When the KM69 was developed none of us
knew if it would be a hit or not. But thanks to the marketing expertise of Mercenary Audio and the design
work and manufacturing provided by AMI, Inc., the KM69 became a huge success. Unfortunately, now that we’re
at the end of the most recent production run, due to our other projects and obligations on our plate, AMI will no longer manufacture
the KM69 for Mercenary Audio. AMI will continue
to provide spare parts and any out of warranty service support needed for the AMI manufactured KM69's.
Update July 13, 2012. As of today, AMI will no longer supply any of our products to Mercenary
Audio and have removed their AMI dealer status. For any customers that may have had special orders with Mercenary Audio, please
note that we have cancelled all open PO's that they had and we will not be shipping them any more product. We apologize for
the inconvenience. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Special Deals for Members Only...
Now there are more reasons to join AMI's mailing list! In addition
to getting e-mail announcements with new articles by Oliver and updates on products, we also offer opportunities for special
deals and offers only to members of our mailing list. These offers will vary from special pricing on new products, dent
and scratch sales or vintage gear that we no longer need as samples. No matter what the deal is, you won't know
about the deals unless you're on our mailing list! To join, go here and sign up for the mailing list. If you think you're already on our mailing list but have not received any of
our e-mail newsletters (last one went out on September 6, 2012) then you will need to re-sign up with us here. We won't share or sell the list to any third parties. We just want you to get up to date information on
our products and promotions.