2011 was a big year, with lots of changes.
Although we have been fixing ribbon mics for our own studio and a few customers for several years, 2011 was the first year that we went public and began to advertise the re-ribboning service. The mic repairs were moved to their own special room, with a dedicated testing chamber. The other big development was the acquisition of our Meteor coil winder, and the decision to do transformer repairs and re-winds in-house. This has vastly expanded the services that we can offer.
In 2011 we repaired some 186 microphones, along with a few guitars, amplifiers, reverbs, DI boxes and so on.
|Xaudia – Distribution of microphones serviced in 2012, by manufacturer.
The various models of Reslosound mics have been the most popular brand – there are still a lot of these around kicking around in Europe, and we serviced 37 of these in 2011. As one would expect, there were also quite a few RCA ribbon mics – 23 passed through our hands this year.
We would like to thank all of our customers for helping to make this such an excellent and fun year, and we look forward to even more exciting things in 2012.
Happy New Year!
Stewart & Jane