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Worth fixing EV Co7?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by FlyBass, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. FlyBass

    FlyBass Active Member

    I have a Electro-Voice Co7 dynamic microphone that I bought 4 or 5 years ago when Mars Music went out of business and it never worked right.

    Is it worth getting this fixed? It was really inexpensive, so it wouldn't kill me if it never works; but if it is a good product I'd pursue the repair route. (alt., I guess I could always use another hammer.)

    Thanks.
     
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    If you know how to fix it, go for it. Otherwise, it's a $50 mic.
     
  3. FlyBass

    FlyBass Active Member

    I wouldn't know how to fix it, so the $50 point is well taken.
     
  4. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Just curious, what's it not doing?
     
  5. FlyBass

    FlyBass Active Member

    Very faint audio -- when I boost the signal it gets really noisy, un-natural trebliness (is that a word?). Bad internal connection? Bad capsule?
     
  6. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Could be just a poor preamp. What are you using?
     
  7. FlyBass

    FlyBass Active Member

    Well, all my other mics have no problem (SM57, AT3035, Rode NT2A, etc.), but I'm using the preamp in the PreSonus FirePod and I have a PreSonus BlueTube DP (I know, starved plate) -- Tube Drive off -- to pump up the FirePod if necessary.

    They are very quiet and provide enough volume for all my other mics (including a KCM R-4 ribbon mic). I have newer XLR cables that have never seen the road (and tested with the other mics).
     
  8. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Ah. Well, it was worth a shot.
     

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