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AKG C535 microphones pop and hiss

We have a dozen AKG C535EB microphones, and half of them pop and hiss. This is not sibilance or wind noise, no one is talking at them.

It almost sounds like a failed electrolytic capacitor, but on half of our mics in the space of a year? This occurs on three different boards, any channel of any board. Phantom power is -48V, all of the mixers are Mackie (one 3208, others 1604).

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Re: AKG C535 microphones pop and hiss

If they are "condenser" mic's, the condensor module, as in the case of capacitor, failed as time goes. <condensor = capacitor>. Might be a good idea to check other capacitors inside.


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