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Skillful 8th July 2012 05:14 PM

Little damage on my microphone
 
Hey!

I was changing the microphone position in my room because of the acoustics, but I tripped over the cable and the microphone felt down on the floor. Now, the damage isn't much, but there's a little dent in the microphone's "netting". Does this affect the sound of the microphone?

The little "netting" dent is on this place:
http://s8.postimage.org/pvaetj8wz/Naamloos.png

emcnelis 9th July 2012 02:43 AM

What kind of mic is it? If it is a dynamic mic like a shure sm58 or something it is more than likely totally fine. The dent shouldn't have an effect on the performance of the mic. If it is a condenser mic, there could be damage done to the mic, but is probably somewhat unrelated to the dent. You'd really wanna make sure the electronics haven't been damaged inside the mesh cover. check the capsule visually and make sure the mic still operates correctly by testing it.

Boschen 9th July 2012 06:09 PM

Hook it up and check the sound to make sure the capsule is ok. If so, proceed.

Congrats; now your mic has 'character'.

jeremycox 9th July 2012 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emcnelis (Post 8049688)
What kind of mic is it? If it is a dynamic mic like a shure sm58 or something it is more than likely totally fine. The dent shouldn't have an effect on the performance of the mic. If it is a condenser mic, there could be damage done to the mic, but is probably somewhat unrelated to the dent. You'd really wanna make sure the electronics haven't been damaged inside the mesh cover. check the capsule visually and make sure the mic still operates correctly by testing it.

yeah i much prefer the sound of a beat to **** sm58 :lol::lol:

AldenW 9th July 2012 06:19 PM

Furthermore, if the dent bothers you, with most microphones you can remove the mesh (with some condensers this requires a screwdriver) and push the dent back out.

Skillful 9th July 2012 09:06 PM

Hey!

It's the Neumann TLM102, that's why I took a picture of it in the startpost.

I can open the microphone, but I need to remove the windscreen within the mesh. I'll try. The soundquality didn't change though.
How can I test the capsule visually?

AldenW 9th July 2012 09:33 PM

Picture is a broken image for me.

Look for damage. If the sound quality didn't change, then you probably don't need to worry so much.

emcnelis 9th July 2012 09:35 PM

By visually I mean just look at the capsule inside the mesh and make sure there is no obvious damage done. If the sound performance hasn't changed, I don't think you have anything to worry about.

emcnelis 9th July 2012 09:37 PM

Haha nevermind Alden beat me to it

audiotech 10th July 2012 12:38 PM

Just treat your precious microphones with tender loving care. I know, stuff happens. I would rather see a Shure 58 kiss the floor than a Neumann, lol.

Dennis

jeremycox 10th July 2012 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by audiotech (Post 8054094)
Just treat your precious microphones with tender loving care. I know, stuff happens. I would rather see a Shure 58 kiss the floor than a Neumann, lol.

Dennis

The worst is having a sloppy drummer smack your u87 with a stick.