In the US either see if our own John Kennedy can get you one or Give the Full Compass Parts dept a call. In most cases gearpimps will have a hard time finding it in their systems because it’s a replacement part, but service/ parts departments should be able to find it.
michaelcleary , is it true that Neumann is no longer selling some parts to the public any longer, such as transformers and capsules?
Yes, I just confirmed that with Gary as we tried to arrange a purchase for a transformer. They started this policy earlier in Europe and just started enforcing it here. You can still get a transformer or capsule replaced in your Neumann mic if you send it into Sennheiser/Neumann service or to another approved service center.
The only option I've heard in person (twice, I installed them) is the Moby Electronics version out of Serbia. It's in C-hair range of the current Neumann, and both match resistance and inductance values of the original. No hesitations recommending it.
I've heard comparative samples of an AMI/TAB BV12 and an original U67, but different capsules so apples to oranges a bit. The AMI was brighter and leaner, which does match other online comments.
I wonder about the others; Cinemag, FAB, Lundahl, etc. Don't know if the FAB and Lundahl are available currently.