Our Story

 

        For decades, ENAK has been your trusted resource for ribbon microphone repair and restoration. ENAK continues to be the only microphone repair service that restores RCA mics to exact RCA specifications with original RCA equipment.

 
 

Servicing RCA products since 1952

SOME NOTABLE CLIENTS

 

Les Paul       Chet Atkins        Steve Miller        Kenny Rodgers

Short Documentary by Luke Carpenter

WHO WE ARE...

Clarence Kane

DECADES OF EXPERIENCE...

      Clarence Kane began working for RCA in 1952, following his service in the United States Army during World War II. In addition to servicing microphones, Clarence also installed studio systems around the world during his time at RCA. By the 1980s, he alone was responsible for the servicing, repairs, and restorations of all microphones that came through RCA. When RCA’s Microphone Repair service was shut down, Clarence acquired from RCA the necessary parts and equipment to continue the repairs under his own name, ENAK (Kane spelled backwards). Since then, Clarence has continued to service mics for the biggest names in the music, broadcast, and entertainment industries. Clarence Kane's unmatched knowledge and experience are the reason ENAK has continued to set the standard for ribbon mic repair for decades.

Luke Petersen

...FOR YEARS TO COME

        Luke Petersen began working with Clarence in 2016, and has taken great care to learn the nuances of ribbon microphone repair over the years. During their time together, Clarence has taught Luke the particular needs of hundreds of microphones including the RCA 77-A, 44-A/B/BX, 74-B, 77-B/C/D/DX, BK-5A/B, BK-10, BK-11, BK-4A, SK-46, SK-50, KB-2A, KU-2A, KU-3A, as well as several other well-known ribbon mic brands including Altec, Royer, Reslo, B&O, AEA, Coles, Beyerdynamic, Shure, Western Electric, Electro-Voice, and Blue. Luke graduated from the University of Hartford in 2020 with a BSE in Acoustical Engineering & Music, where he did extensive research on the physics of ribbon microphones. Luke hopes to bring ENAK’s unmatched knowledge of ribbon microphones to the production market in the near future.

IN THE PRESS
 

Products

BREAKING NEW GROUND

 

        ENAK will be breaking into the microphone production market in the near future with a reproduction of one of our favorite RCA microphones that was previously discontinued. We will disclose more information closer to its release, but you can expect an authentic, American-made, hand assembled, finely tuned microphone unlike anything on the market today. Stay tuned for more info.

 

Services

BEFORE             AFTER
REPAIR & RESTORATION

Bench fee (credited toward repair cost) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50

Re-ribbon (Single-Ribbon Microphone) . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150*

Re-ribbon (Dual-Ribbon Microphone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $195*

New Cable Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40 - $55

Full Visual Restoration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Call for pricing

*Prices may be increased for some non-RCA models

 

        We specialize in RCA Ribbon Microphone repair and service all makes and models of ribbon microphone! We use only the highest quality tools and materials for our repairs, including Gotham GAC-3 cable, Neutrik Connectors, matched original paint finishes, original RCA Testing Equipment, original RCA Ribbon Furnishing Tools, and original RCA Stock Ribbons.

        All services include replacing minor hardware, rejuvenating magnets, reshaping and removing dents from drawn metal parts, testing, and certifying performance to be within original specifications. Prices for repairing unrepairable or broken castings, magnets, forks, cables, and other major mechanical components will be quoted separately after inspection.

        Upon request, microphones may be inspected, tested, and performance-certified only, at no additional cost.

 

90-DAY WARRANTY

All of our repairs are backed by our 90-day warranty, which covers any defects due to faulty workmanship.

In the event of a defective repair, the customer will be reimbursed for return shipping following inspection.

UPGRADES

Lundahl LL2912 Transformer upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150

FAB 4196 Transformer upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $120

FAB XL Transformer upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $145

FAB USA Transformer upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150

 

        We also upgrade all makes and models of ribbon microphone! In addition to transformer upgrades, we can also upgrade ribbon elements for increased output, expanded frequency response, and/or high sound pressure tolerance depending on microphone model. See re-ribbon pricing above. Call for more information.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO UPDATE PRICING WITHOUT NOTICE

 

Contact

Sending us your mic?

PLEASE pack the following information with your microphone:

Your Name

Return Address

Phone Number

Email Address

Paypal Email

Description of work desired

We WILL NOT begin repairs until we have this information

Thank you for your cooperation!

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HOURS

Monday-Friday

10:00AM-4:00PM

420 Carew Ave

Pitman, NJ 08071