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I buy a mxl condenser mic,when i hook it up i hear a rumbling sound like thunder,i try different cable,and mixer and i still hear the sound.any know whats the problem?

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Perhaps there is agrounding issue or the impedance matching is not set properly for this type of condenser mic

look at these reviews

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug05/articles/mxl.htm

http://homerecording.com/bbs/showthread.php?t=163441

hope this helps

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

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