I realise this is a pretty broad question--I suppose it's specifically referring to my NT-1 and dynamics, but how do you know when it's time to get something repaired in your mic? Thanks! Gabriel (For a more specific problem, see the essay below. <grin> What makes me specifically worry about it, is I'm getting an overloaded sound from my NT-1 and nothing is peaking. I've been using the mic as a room mix for drums, as well as accoustic guitar and vocals and hadn't had a problem until about midway through my second drum session with a group. Since it's a new mic, I've been using it for a new thing each time (ie, I've had 1 vocal session, 2 drum sessions, 1 guitar session, and 1 backing vocal session since I've gotten it) I haven't had any post-baseline sessions to compare how it acts. Could it be my signal path?--NT-1 to stand-alone phantom power unit to XLR->1/4 adaptor to a 4-track input (4 track has been used as a submixer), and from there it goes to the recorder.