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  • Tascam DR10L Lapel Mic BUZZING

     Mark Suszko updated 4 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Rachael Curry

    November 6, 2020 at 3:12 am

    I’ve been having issues with one of my Tascam DR10L lapel mics (it’s relatively new actually). Without any rhyme or reason, there’s a sudden buzzing and LOUD awful noise. I’ve tried unplugging and plugging, tightening the cords, removing all electronic devices nearby, going into different rooms of the house or outside, positioning it differently, ETC. It has a mind of it’s own. Any other ideas? Do I just have a faulty mic?

    I’m not sure if this is the correct forum to post this question but thought it was worth a try. Thanks in advance!

  • Mark Suszko

    November 6, 2020 at 3:29 am

    Your posts sounds like you own more than one. First step then is to go thru both units side-by-side, step thru every menu setting and compare them for differences. You want them identical.

    Did you try swapping the lav cable part to the other unit? That is a way to narrow it down to the fault either being the mic and cable vs. the base unit. The noise you describe seems like it could be a loose shield connection inside the connector or in the plug, or a break in the wire where the ground is intermittent.

    I’d first swap the components and try to narrow it down to that cable or the connectors. If the first cable sounds clean on the second recorder body, then it might be the connection at the body of the first recorder. Carefully open up the unit and inspect for any damaged or loose components, any bad solder joints around the pins of the connector socket. if you have time to order up a duplicate connector and cables, you could connect other mics to the unit for testing as well.

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