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Re: Can a mic be damaged - and come back?
on Feb 21, 2004 at 7:36:07 pm

[Bob Cole] "Is it possible for a mic to be temporarily blitzed by too-loud a noise, and to recover on its own? "

I guess we might define your terms:

DAMAGED- would mean some kind of catastrophic corruption to the mic... and most-likely NOT self-healing.
RECOVER- would be from some unusual occurrence that, for whatever reason, caused a temporary miss-operation... but after a time, normal operation would return.

So these two terms regarding inanimate objects are, for the most part, mutually exclusive.

I'd guess that your mic was not actually DAMAGED... but recovered from a temporarily inoperative (or impaired) state ("temporarily blitzed" was a good way to say it) from the blast of air to its diaphragm.

And I'd also say you were very LUCKY!!!

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