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  • M1 Active pickup issue

    Anyone else had this problem? I had an M1 Active soundhole pickup fitted to my 000 Martin & no matter what I have tried, including winding the pole pieces up as high as I can, the pickup is terribly microphonic. To the point of being unusable. Anyone else had the same problem? Can you turn off the active part of the circuit and still use it?

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    Hey ivansc,
    The pickup is (somewhat) microphonic by design. The lower coil in the pickup is a mechanical body-sensor, so even if you could turn the active part of the pickup off, the body response would be the same.

    I have seen a few M1's over the years that were overly-microphonic due to issues with the coils. But those were only a few units in the 10 years or so.

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    • #3
      Hi, Caleb - I sent you an email via support on Sunday giving you the full scoop on my problem & lucky me, it looks like I got one of those few units. Hopefully you can help me out with it! Regards, Ivan

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ivansc View Post
        Hi, Caleb - I sent you an email via support on Sunday
        I replied to your email. Let me know if you didn't get it.

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        • #5
          Have to say Caleb is a great guy - really going the extra mile on this one for me.

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          • #6
            Hi,

            It seems I have the same issue with my M1Activ. Somes frequencies are ringing louder, between 1KHz and 2KHz, especially the 1780Hz which is really present and needed to be cutted off.
            I always had trouble adjusting this microphone, without being 100% satisfied, while one of my friends has the same and it sounds great!
            But it's been several months since it becomes really difficult to listen to. I play with ears-monitor on stage and I really hear these loud frequencies. Our sound technician also has trouble adjusting the microphone sound for the PA system, he also thinks there is a issue...
            I also tried to adjust the poles, but it is not much better.

            Is there a solution to this problem?

            Thanks for your help

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ABazin View Post
              Hi,

              It seems I have the same issue with my M1Activ. Somes frequencies are ringing louder, between 1KHz and 2KHz, especially the 1780Hz which is really present and needed to be cutted off.
              I always had trouble adjusting this microphone, without being 100% satisfied, while one of my friends has the same and it sounds great!
              But it's been several months since it becomes really difficult to listen to. I play with ears-monitor on stage and I really hear these loud frequencies. Our sound technician also has trouble adjusting the microphone sound for the PA system, he also thinks there is a issue...
              I also tried to adjust the poles, but it is not much better.

              Is there a solution to this problem?

              Thanks for your help
              Hey ABazin,
              Thanks for posting.
              If you want to email me directly at [email protected], I will see what I can do to help you get this resolved.

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