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Re: MKH20's and salt water

Subject: Re: MKH20's and salt water
From: "Bernie Krause" bigchirp1
Date: Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:57 pm ((PST))
Martyn and I are sitting here in Glen Ellen, and we both broke out in
grins and a totally inappropriate line at the same time: Kiss your
SASS goodbye!

Actually, David, don't let the salt eat away at the innards of your
mics. Contact Sennheiser first thing Monday (Germany time) and see
what they recommend. Fresh water exposure is doable under some
circumstances. But salt could be messy particularly if some parts are
left untreated.


On Jan 23, 2010, at 2:44 PM, David Kuhn wrote:

> Hi recordists, I recently was out on Polihale beach recording the
> big surf pounding the Island of Kaua`i. While hand-holding the mic's
> in my SASS rig to get close-up wave-wash, a wave surprised me and
> the SASS got splashed. The mic's momentarily sputtered out, then
> started to recover in 2-3 seconds. I dried them thoroughly with a
> hair dryer when I got home, and they sound fine now. However, with
> hydrophilic salt in the mic's, in however minute an amount, I'm
> concerned about future deterioration. I'm wondering about dipping
> them in alcohol. Anybody got advice?
> Thanks,
> David
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