Oh, wow! VK has removed the advertisement and photos. I bet word got around.
Maybe they are all sold, wasn't it limited to 47 ?
The product page for it would still be up if that were the case...VK still has product pages for things that were discontinued or sold out almost a decade ago.
The product page for the Limited Edition unit now redirects to the standard Telefunken USA mic, and the VK blog entries for the Limited Edition now produce a 404 Not Found error. Like I mentioned before, I'll bet Neumann wasn't happy to see their service replacement parts being used to build new mics for competitors.
I’ll bet it did and that’s why VK pulled all the info. While everybody pushes the rules of the dealer agreements they have signed from time to time, I would not be surprised at all if the Neumann agreement is null and void if you sell a non Neumann product with a Genuine Neumann component. Let’s see what do you think VK makes more money on Telefunken? Or Neumann and possibly Senn.? Easy choice!