Who has my microphones?
Two Neumann U87Ai Microphones with Serials: S/N 110610 and S/N 58147 were stolen from my home in Wellington, New Zealand on Sunday the 11th of August 2018.
Around 4:30am, a group of selfish thugs, armed with my own kitchen knife and a craft knife, made their way thru my kitchen window in my tiny home in Wellington, New Zealand. While I was asleep, they robbed my most treasured items, two Neumann U87 microphones, which were in a black equipment case by Vanguard. They probably did not know what it was, or how many years I had to work in low income jobs to afford these microphones.
Now that they have been taken from me, by strangers who I have never met or harmed, people who did not have to work for them the way I had to. If I could share one thing with these people, then I would like them to know how they have not just stolen these microphones from me, they have robbed 7 years of my time, in which I worked in jobs that I mostly did not like. But I stayed in those jobs so that I could afford these microphones. I eventually got the second microphone so that I could hear recordings in stereo.
I am partially def on both ears and have a degenerative hearing disability which has shattered my life and my career as a sound engineer, at age 36 my hearing is that of a 90 year old person. But thru these microphones I was able to hear what the world sounded like, things that I could never hear with my own ears. They were my hearing aids.
But they have been taken from me for no particular reason, other than that they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. I hope that no one else has to endure such an experience, but if you ever happen to see or hear about someone in New Zealand with these microphones, and if they have serial numbers etched into the silver connector on bottom of the microphones which corresponds to either: S/N 110610 or S/N 58147, then those microphones have a history and I would like to hear from you. I would very much appreciate if you could comment on here or contact me thru this contact form.
Thanks for your understanding and for taking the time to consider my post, these microphones do have a rightful owner, which is not the person who has them at the moment.