| | akg c451 issues
Hey there. Maybe someone could help me. I bought an original c451, and when I first used it (on hi hats) it sounded exactly how I expected it to sound. Clear, open, great response, etc. Upon the next use, I had to crank the gain of my FOH console, an Allen & Heath GL3300. I removed the - 10dB pad, and I had the same result. I tried different cables, snake channels, direct into console, etc, with the same effect. It does output at full gain, but it is obviously noisy with that level of gain, as well as some minor low frequency loss. When I got home from my gig, I plugged it into my Tascam DM24, and found the same effect. Now, I noticed that it was somewhat of an antennae for transformer noise, from that console and another crappy one that was next to it, so, I guess it is more EMI than anything else. The mic did not behave this way, and I think that one of my stagehands was having trouble connecting an XLR to it. (read as, he may have forced it in.) I got it apart, but it doesn't appear to have damaged the connections. Is it possible that it decided to crap out at that moment coincidentally? Is it a recap job on the whole mic, or is the problem greater than this? PLEASE HELP!!!