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M-Audio Sputnik faulty?
Old 3rd March 2014
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M-Audio Sputnik faulty?

Hey guys,

I've uploaded a test clip of the Sputnik tube mic. Initially it just had a noise floor issue and some electronic buzzes and "zapping" sounds. They weren't terrible so the sales guy said he thinks it's "normal". I was skeptical but put the mic away for a while. Now I tried recording with it and it seems even worse, with huge spikes!

Can anybody shed any light on this? Does it seem like a dirty power issue or much more serious- defective power supply or mic?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 3rd March 2014
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open the mic and check if one of the little screws on the center or the side of the capsule are loose. be careful though.
Old 3rd March 2014
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The salesman, not too sharp. Your tube needs replacing. Best of luck!
Old 4th March 2014
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Oooh, that's a shame. Not sure how I'll swing this as it's out of warranty. Also it seems like that little tube isn't the easiest thing to change!

Thanks guys
Old 4th March 2014
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did you follow my advice? i have two sputniks and one of them had exactly that problem.
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Originally Posted by useme2305 ➑️
did you follow my advice? i have two sputniks and one of them had exactly that problem.
I will give it a shot tonight useme. Haven't had time yet. Will report back and maybe take pics too
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