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Re: KMS 105 Problem
Author: Tom Drinkwater
Date: 02/25/2009
thanks for the info, i guess i could keep it as a acoustic guitar mic, although the 120hz rolloff is a bit aggressive for that.

can you clarify about dirt on the diaphragm not being critical?

are you saying it is dirt *between* the diaphragm and the backplate that causes the problem due to shorting? and this is why gaseous contaminants are more dangerous as they are capable of getting into that small gap?

do contaminants get in from the back through the gaps necessitated by the (hyper) cardioid pattern?

if the problem is contamination between the diaphragm and the backplate i can certainly see that cleaning would be impossible...

I don't smoke, and pubs are now smoke free so I guess the chance of this happening to a new mic I buy is low. Are there other contaminants to watch out for, that are especially bad?  
 
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