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The sound is really low, it only works for 3 seconds when I turn on the phantom power and then it goes really low almost soundless

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  • miguelochagu Jun 26, 2009

    I think I need a preamp maybe . My interface has phantom power do you think that maybe the condencer needs the preamp anyway?

  • Georges Oct 18, 2011

    Hello, did you catch a solution for your problem ?

    I have exactly the same problem with a 990, if I want to speak in the mike, a few close to the mesh, the sound is working for 2 or 3 seconds and then it disappears. The sound is going back later, gradually from 0 to 100% after a few seconds.
    I've tried several phantom power, berhinger stand alone and with the 48V from a Soundcraft mixer, it still the same issue.
    Others mikes work with this configuration, without any level problem, even if I shoot in them !

    I noticed that it's above a certain speech level that the problem begins. It looks like any electronic component in the mike is 'overloading' or something like that when I speak very close to the mesh, and the sound is fading instantly.
    Do I have to speak farest from the mesh and getting less s/n ratio ?
    I presume this behaviour is not normal, is not ?

    Thanx for your 'feedback'.

    Georges G.

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Are u sure the type of mic ur using is made for phantom power? if it is. try opening up the gain on the sound board just a tad. if that doesnt work turn the master slider up. try other mics and see if it isnt ur soundboard or speakers

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You're an idiot, you should just get out of audio recording and go die.

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  • Georges Oct 18, 2011

    ? thanx for your help...

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