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Old August 31st, 2004, 11:23 AM   #1
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Can ME2 be used as a wired mic?

I recently purchased the Sennheisser Evolution G2 100 Wireless system that included the ME2 lav mic. I was wondering if there is an adapter I can use to directly connect the mic to the XLR inputs of my camcorder (which supplies 48v). Thanks.

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Old August 31st, 2004, 05:45 PM   #2
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Probably have to make your own but it should work.
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Old August 31st, 2004, 05:49 PM   #3
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Tram as well as some other manufactures make an adapter that will allow you to do that. The Tram model is TR-79

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=259965&is=REG
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Old August 31st, 2004, 08:02 PM   #4
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Thanks Mike and Marty,

The Tram TR-79+ looks like it would do the trick, but is a bit out of my price range. May have to go the route of making my own adapter.

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Old August 31st, 2004, 09:56 PM   #5
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Careful now! I wouldn't go plugging a lav into an XLR input with a simple adapter.

Phantom power is 48 volts and a balanced input. The lav capsule itself only requires 3-9 volts and is unbalanced. The "adapter" has to convert the power and balance it up.

That's why it costs what it does.
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Old September 1st, 2004, 02:05 PM   #6
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Marty,

Thanks for the word of caution. I'll keep that in mind as I continue to look for an affordable solution.
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