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Rode NT1 phase

This is a weird one.

I have owned an NT1 for a few years now. Lately I've done a few sessions using this one
and another one as stereo overheads on drums.
Each time I didi this I had to reverse phase one of channels as they were obviously out of
phase with each other. I thought it was one of the cable runs from the control room to the
studio which I'd get round to sorting out later.
At the weekend we spent an hour buzzing everything out, all o.k.
It turned out to be my original Rode which I opened up to find the wiring reversed in
comparison with the other one (Pin 3 was hot, not 2).
I'm rather disappointed about this, I have a lot of engineering experience but even I was
cautious about opening up a mic :eek:
Anybody else had an experience like this?



Kev Tue, 02/12/2002 - 09:28

Yes I have had a problem like this before with both Mics and Speakers. I had an SM57 that was different to the others and also a Mid range driver that was wrong.

On the subject of Mics.... Some manufactures have a different idea to which way around the phase should be so comparing phase between different manufactures can give be confusing, this also goes for speakers. So be careful to check those Wedge(monitor) drivers, if you replace one and the foldback seems weak.