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pair of mk012's and one has a lower output? Condenser Microphones
Old 14th September 2011
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pair of mk012's and one has a lower output?

just as title states.

They are not a matched pair, but one has a noticeable difference on output level around 10db less!

...why? i guess i need to fix this mic before i send them to michael joly to get modded.
Old 14th September 2011
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You could just send it to Mr. Joly to be fixed & modified.
That's what I did when one of my 012s got messed up.
Old 14th September 2011
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I am assuming that you are using BOTH 10 db pads... or none at all, yes?

If the former... then I wonder if one of the pads is kaput. Remove the pads and see if that resolves the issue.

If no pads are being used.. then I would be concerned that the lower-output mic might be kaput.
Old 14th September 2011
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The PE mod from MJ should resolve that issue. I had an unmatched pair myself. Sent him the mic that was not performing up to spec and it came back to me bangin' 5's.
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I guess I'll have to get a quote from him to see how much more it would be to fix that mic and get the mod.

I hope it ain't too much more, and thanks for the input slutz
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I had an unmodded mic body and a modded one in the same room a couple of years back. Thought I'd just keep my modded pair and leave the outlier alone. I couldn't stand the harshness of it out of the box and it went to Mike to be modded. It really does improve the sound noticeably, I'd budget for both to modified...
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