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Works for a few seconds then cuts out

My nt1a works for a few seconds then cuts out-lead, channel, ok. Phantom power switched on colin gibson

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  • colin985 May 23, 2009

    Tried it on several high quality pre amps with no joy. Guess its going to have to go in for repair

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After trying a known good cable, I would try it on another preamp (prefferably a medium or high quality one) with a known good phantom power supply and test it with that. Or just go to your local Guitar Center and ask the associate there to test it for you. They will be happy to oblige.

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I'm buying a Rode NT1A, it comes with a shock mount, pop filter, xlr cable etc. What else besides a USB converter cable to I need to have this mic work it's full potential on a PC?


Hi, what else do you do think you will need? I don't think you will need any other thing except that before you use the mic, the switch for the phantom power on the microphone is to be activated .Without the phantom being activated, the mic will not work.

It can only be activated with a mixer console that has a phantom activation on it. After connecting the mic to the mixer,activate the phantom power on the mixer and switch on the phantom power on the mic,and problem solved.

Note: Mic will not work if no phantom activated on the mixer.

That all you will need .

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It could be caused by a range of things. but before blaming the mic, try a few things first.

To test it is actually the mic that is broken, and not any of your other gear, try using your current set up with another condenser mic. If this works, your mic is broken.

If you dont have another condeser mic available to you, try, one by one, replacing the cable, and changing the input channel on your mixer/interface.

When you try a different channel, choose an input that is on a different Phantom selector than your current one (most mixers/interfaces of 8+ channels will let you apply phantom to a group of channels, instead of all). If your mic works then, it could be an issue with your mixer's phantom power.

If all the above fails, then you should still be covered by Rode's 10 year warranty, provided it is not caused by missuse/misshandling (http://www.rodemic.com/warranty.php).

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Rus.

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