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Rode NTK crackle

I have an NTK that has developed a low level soft rustling/crackling noise - repair obviously but wondered whether it was something I could do?

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  • Rosh - RND Jun 11, 2008

    Last night exactly the same happened to my Rode NTK. Its been working wonderfully well since I bought it about a year ago and all of a sudden its picking up a low level ruslting noise. How do I fix this? Is it a common problem for this mic?

  • efffox Jul 19, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. Any ideas?

  • flowbis Nov 08, 2008

    same problem but now it won't work. i can tap on it and hear a faint noise but nothing, is it the tube? It's been a great mic for a couple years in the studio everyday.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    Aaaagh it's annoying (the rustling and crackling just started)...I have had this mic for 8 1/2 years and I use it about 6 hours a day 5 days a week (I am a small voicing business)....I absolutely love it and wonder if there is anything that I can do short of sending my one mic out for repairs!

  • ekieki Nov 12, 2008

    I have the same problem... like flickering flames or something.
    Could it be the tube?

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    Same problem.
    crackle almost on every words. Really hard to edit.


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SOURCE: Rode NTK Power Supply and pins

I actually have a spare NTK power supply w/o mic cable or power cable that I can sell if anyone is interested.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Rode NTK power supply and cable needed . I

use the web dude

Q: Can I buy a power supply for my mic?
A: NTK, K2 & Classic II mics are sold as complete units, power supplies and mics are not sold separately but as warranty items only.

For direct information and technical support questions contact:

In Australia:
or call (02) 9648 5855

In United States and Puerto Rico:
or call (805) 566 7777
between 12:30PM and 4:00PM PST

Hope this helps
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