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I have a RODE NTK and this mic has a tendency to overload far too easily... Even when recording a quiet amp I get cuts in the sound! Does this happen to anyone else? I was under the impression that RODE 's microphones had an amazing SPL tolerance.

Is it a possibility that it's just disagreeing with my preamps?

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anonymous Sun, 03/10/2002 - 04:47

You seem to have discovered yourself that the preamp being overloaded by a loud source and a hot mic is the more common problem rather than the mic itself being overloaded.

Your solution is a good one as long as the mic doesn't have a problem with the higher impedance that many line inputs offer compared to that of a mic input. Transformerless mics like your NTK will usualy do ok running into a line input but a transformer mic like the NTV would probably do better with the mic input an external inline pad unless of course you are dealing with a 600 ohm line input.