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AKG Perception 200 Mic stopped working. I use it

AKG Perception 200 Mic stopped working. I use it for recording vocals only and it hasn't been used much. The other day hooked everything up and no signal,no sound, no noise nothing. I switched the cord and nothing. Tried a couple other mics on those cords and channels and they worked fine with no problems. When it is not being used it stays in its case. Any Ideas would be helpful, really liked the sound of this mic and would rather not spend money I don't have to get another one.

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The simple thing to check would be to see if your 48V phantom power switch on your mixer is turned on. Sometimes there is an individual button to turn it on and off for each channel strip. Good Luck

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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