Thieves Make Off With More Than $100k Worth Of High-End Microphones, Forget To Take Power Supplies


KMR, a retail store based in London, has disclosed that burglars made off with high-end microphones worth over $100,000. These included models from prestigious brands such as Sony, Telefunken, and Neumann, among others, as revealed by Gear News.

However, the heist might not have gone as smoothly as the thieves had initially planned. They overlooked the crucial detail that most of these high-end microphone models necessitate an external power supply to function.

In their haste, the culprits absconded with the costly microphones but neglected to seize the accompanying power supplies. This oversight could render a majority of the stolen goods unworkable.

The thieves will likely abandon many of the models once they realize their blunder, resulting in the devices being wasted.

KMR has taken to social media to share this unfortunate incident, stating: “We’re sad to report we were burgled a couple of nights ago. The scrotes got away with a large number of high-end mics although they’ve left the power supplies so we don’t expect they’ll be of much use to either themselves or to anybody else who knows about these things! This helps narrow down the field somewhat – we’re on the lookout for crims with very high IQ’s – possibly in possession of an Oxbridge masters in ‘Why Isn’t This Making Any Noise’ or similar.”

Below is a comprehensive list of the stolen items along with their corresponding serial numbers. If you believe you have any information pertaining to these items, please contact KMR Audio directly:

  • Neumann U67
  • Neumann U87Ai
  • Sony C800G
  • Telefunken ELA-M 251 E
  • AEA KU5A (271)
  • AEA R84 (3878)
  • AEA R88 Mk2 (636)
  • Austrian Audio OC18 (1384)
  • Austrian Audio OC818(1135)
  • Brauner VMA
  • Chandler REDD.47 (489)
  • Chandler TG Mic (165)
  • Coles 4038
  • DPA 4011A
  • DPA BOBOX1 d:vote
  • Flea 47 (10293)
  • Flea ELAM 251
  • Gefell M930 (4263)
  • Golden Age GA-8000G (21076)
  • Hammer Audio HA-872 (8700002)
  • Josephson C42 Pair (1,408,914,090)
  • Josephson C705 (11)
  • Josephson e22s (11168)
  • Manley Reference Cardioid (REFCARDT3247)
  • Melodium 42Bn (12)
  • Microtech Gefell UM900 (316)
  • Microtech Gefell UMT70S (3987)
  • Peluso 22 251 (2021)
  • Peluso 2247LE (469)
  • Peluso 2247SE (A02624)
  • Peluso P12 (1221)
  • Peluso P280 (124)
  • Peluso P414 Pair (00159, 00160)
  • Peluso P67 (650)
  • Peluso P87 (3)
  • Sennheiser MD421 II (277718)
  • Shure SM7B
  • Sontronics Apollo 2
  • Sony C100 (100270)
  • Stager SR-1A
  • Stager SR-3 (34)
  • Townsend Labs Sphere
  • Vanguard V13 (11948032)