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sE2200a Mic Problem
Old 11th April 2012
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sE2200a Mic Problem

Hi all, I have the se2200a and up to now, it's been a great mic, I only bought it in December or last year (2011) and recorded with it and done nothing else but take good good care of it, being a very sensitive and delicate piece of equipment. However, going to record some new vocals for a project, I can't seem to get it to pick up or send out any signal. I plug it into an Art valve pre amp which I have always used with the 48+ phantom power on and I don't get any movement on the VU meter anymore. I tried plugging the XLR into the other pre amp I had and then plugging my bass in and it picks the sound up there easily no problems at all. I'm assuming its the mic itself or would I be wrong in thinking that. Every now and then when I move the XLR cable, it crackles, so it's 50/50 either way, mic or cable. Both my pre amps work and I have tried the mic in both, so I am ruling the preamps out leaving the problem lying with the mic or the cable. Any suggestions?
Old 11th April 2012
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do you have another cable?

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Old 11th April 2012
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I don't sadly
Old 11th April 2012
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you should eliminate the cable first, get another or borrow one if you know someone. it's worth having a few spares anyway.

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I don't really know very many people to borrow from apart from the college I go to, but they are very strict with things like that. I guess I'll have to buy a new XLR, actually a few and see what happens. If it is the mic, perhaps take it to the shop for a check out, but I REALLY cannot afford to waste time when I have work to be doing for projects.
Old 11th April 2012
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Try flipping the pad and low cut filter on and then off again. Usually works a treat.
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How do you mean flipping the pad? and I've already tried the low cut filter and still nothing.
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How do you mean flipping the pad? and I've already tried the low cut filter and still nothing.
somethingelsedan-
Try and get another cable [borrow one/buy one], and see if that is the problem, otherwise your mic is still under warranty and will be replaced under sE's great 'no hassle' three year warranty. You get a new mic and a new three year warranty! Where are you located?

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Old 11th April 2012
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I suppose I have no other option, thanks everyone for your help, and I am based in the north of England, I'm glad I stashed my warranty card and recipt at the bottom of my box so I don't throw it out!
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