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New noise after having traviled my sony ECM-HS1 produced a constant noise in the right side both when listening to it record, the quality of any recording is severlie deminished, the hiose gets worse when torning the gun function on. I just tried to record a house concert with the ECM-HS1 mic on my sony digital 8 camera. In both the gun and zoom modes there is a constant hum that ruins sound recording. This is somthing new. I've had the mic for six years. I've cleaned the heads several times and have tried using diffeerent brands of tape.

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Sounds like a ground issue to me. that sounds like either 60 cycle hum, or a loose or broken ground. You can probably do an ohmmeter check, first, with no power, and see if you have continuity. That's not unusual for mikes of the seniority of your equipment.

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