Noise Floor

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kozikowski
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Re: Noise Floor

Post by kozikowski » Wed May 30, 2018 4:49 am

I do have a shopping trip for you. Drop by the hardware store and get a simple wall power tester.
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The simple ones have three lights. Two of them are supposed to come on (it says so). If you get the wrong number or the wrong order, then you may have building power problems. That may drive audio production crazy.
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Both of my houses had wiring problems when I moved in.

Koz

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Re: Noise Floor

Post by kozikowski » Wed May 30, 2018 4:51 am

Check the actual wall and then the strip.

Having the hum get worse when you unplugged the computer could be serious. I mean shock hazard serious.

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Re: Noise Floor

Post by Carol Newman » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:06 pm

Hi Koz,
I've decided to go with the Yeti. You said that clip passed the ACX requirements. In a couple of weeks, I'm going up to Washington State for 6 weeks - have a set-up there with someone who knows audio hardware. I'll take some lessons from him! Appreciate your help. Best, Carol

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Re: Noise Floor

Post by Carol Newman » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:23 pm

I think I'm missing a power supply piece and don't want to buy anything just yet. He'll be able to give me what I need. Don't mean to imply that he's better somehow. :) He just has everything a person could possibly need and is willing to share.

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Re: Noise Floor

Post by kozikowski » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:21 am

is willing to share.
I wonder if he's willing to share a wall socket tester.....

You might mention your hum problems and our cautions.

Koz

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