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Help with electret condenser microphone

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by JonasRose, Sep 24, 2010.

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  1. JonasRose


    Sep 24, 2010

    I have an Electret Condenser microphone that is broken.
    It is an Audix ADX60 and the fault is as follows:

    The microphone comes with an adaptor that goes from male xlr to male mini-xlr (TY3M) and then a female to female mini-xlr cable to connect to the microphone.

    I have tried several of these adaptors that all work with other microphones, I don't have a spare cable though.

    The microphone plugged into a preamps with 0 dB gain gives nothing but -5dB to -10 dB white noise.

    I have a feeling that this can only happen if a very crucial component brakes, but I don't know wich one it would be.
    So my question is:
    Could this be fixed with a simple component replacement or is the capacitor ie the diaphragm broken ?

    - Jonas.
  2. shrtrnd


    Jan 15, 2010
    Yeah, or you've got a broken wire (or shorted). Just a thought, to check the plug ends where the wires are at, before assuming the mic itself is broken.
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