akg solidtube noise

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by ryanwalters, Feb 21, 2006.

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  1. ryanwalters

    ryanwalters Guest

    Ok I have a sytek preamp with the burr browns very smooth going to an akg solidtube mic nice mic it just seems to have a lot of hum could the power supply be going bad?
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    Are you talking about "60 Hz" hum? Have you done any detective work, like plug a different mic into the pre, or plugged the AKG into a different pre? I suspect that the mic is the culprit, because the SolidTube has garnered a bad reputation for that due to the manor in which it powers the tube circuit. Not to mention that it sounds like a dead fish. In addition, I have had the opportunity to mix on several
    Neotek consoles (Sytek's mfr), and the one thing that struck me about them was that they were built very well, ESPECIALLY the p/s. Sonically, they are OK, but reliability-wise, very tough.
    So, based on absolutely NO scientific fact, simply from the plethora of information gleaned in real life, I'd have to say....do your homework and let us know what you find out.


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