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Treating Audio Technica pleather headbands so they don't flake and fall apart?

I have many Audio Technica headbands. The speakers outlive the headbands by many years. The headbands seem to be designed to fail with the fake leather they use right around the two year mark. Is ...
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Is it bad to plug in a mic when phantom power is on?

Should I switch off phantom power before plugging in my mics that require phantom? I hear a click when I don't switch the machine/phantom power off. I tend to do it, but if I don't need to that would ...
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How often do you send mics to the doctor?

I own 4 vintage U87s from the 70s among other vintage Neumann, AKG and Telefunkens. But those are the main ones I use for voice-over and they get a lot of mileage. I'm thinking of sending them in ...