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Old December 11th, 2009, 02:22 PM   #1
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Sennheiser MKE-2 on a Sony UTX-B2

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is there a chance to get a MKE-2 working on a Sony UTX-B2? Both have the same connector, but when i plug the MKE2 into the UTX-B2 i get no Sound? Is there anywhere an adapter available? Any Ideas?
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Old December 12th, 2009, 09:31 AM   #2
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I could be wrong, but I believe Sony wires their mics differently.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 03:58 PM   #3
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Paul's right - I had to do this (rewire a mic from Senn 3.5mm to Sony 3.5mm).

I never found any adaptors. Somewhere I have the wiring diagram I worked out, if you're interested. I had to cut off the molded 3.5mm locking plug, and replace it with one I bought from Markertek, some fine soldering was called for.

One could make an adaptor instead of rewiring...
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Old December 15th, 2009, 01:20 AM   #4
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I'm not sure how the Sony is wired - but the Sennheiser 3.5mm mini-jack is wired:-

Tip = +ve and power
Ring = shorted to sleeve (this is the line input on evo. transmitters)
Sleeve = screen
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Old December 15th, 2009, 10:48 AM   #5
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Sony 3.5mm pinout:
tip=signal, ring=bias, sleeve=ground

For my project, which was rewiring a sennheiser mic to a sony WRT-805a transmitter, I also had to put an 1/8W 3.3K (2.2K to 4.7K should work also) resistor inside the plug, from tip to sleeve, to provide micpower.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 07:10 AM   #6
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Hey guys, thanks for the input. I will try my luck.
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