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2247-LE... how much hiss should i expect? Condenser Microphones
Old 12th April 2009
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2247-LE... how much hiss should i expect?

hi all,

i'm fairly new to all this nice gear stuff so i'm not sure how much hiss to expect from a tube mic. although i'm otherwise very happy with the tone of the 2247LE, the hiss is causing problems. is this just something you have to live with?

hope you can help. thanks.

Old 13th April 2009
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okay... before anyone wastes any brainpower!!!

whilst i haven't precisely determined the cause of the hiss, i have deduced that i am a bit of an idiot.

i realised i should probably isolate the origin of the hiss, so i unplugged the mic from the back of my lunchbox and plugged it straight into the from of my RME Fireface 800. hey presto, it's clean...

sooooo. it turns out the hiss is coming from the lunchbox. i have five preamps (api, purple and lachapell) and they're all hissing with any microphone. they are, however, clean if you plug a guitar/bass in the front. am i making some kind of schoolboy error?

here's an example of the sort of hiss i mean:

any help would be really, erm... helpful.

cheers lads/ladettes.


(sorry if this is now posted in the wrong section as it's not specifically about one piece of lovely gear...)
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