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Old August 10th, 2011, 01:09 PM   #1
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Sennheiser G2 Static

Hi,

Recently both of my G2's have developed a problem, When connected to my EX3 with Phantom power on there is terrible loud static sound.

When I turn the Phantom power off the static goes away but the output from the mics are very low and to get a decent level you start adding a lot of noise.

I have used these for years and they have been fine, I have swapped cables out with a working G2 and no joy, I have re-soldered the joints where the Mini Jack meets the PCB checked everything I can.

I dont know if anyone else has had a similar issue like this that could help shed some light on the situations.

Any help would be much appreciated:


A sample of the sound if recorded is here, its a little quiet so you might want to crank your speakers up however this is peaking in the camera meters:

http://www.jamesblackburn.co.uk/g2static.mp3


James
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Old August 11th, 2011, 06:24 AM   #2
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Re: Sennheiser G2 Static

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Hi,

Recently both of my G2's have developed a problem, When connected to my EX3 with Phantom power on there is terrible loud static sound.

When I turn the Phantom power off the static goes away but the output from the mics are very low and to get a decent level you start adding a lot of noise.

I have used these for years and they have been fine, I have swapped cables out with a working G2 and no joy, I have re-soldered the joints where the Mini Jack meets the PCB checked everything I can.

I don't know if anyone else has had a similar issue like this that could help shed some light on the situations.

Any help would be much appreciated:


A sample of the sound if recorded is here, its a little quiet so you might want to crank your speakers up however this is peaking in the camera meters:

http://www.jamesblackburn.co.uk/g2static.mp3


James
Are they early G2s?

The first batch did not have the blocking capacitor that blocks phantom power.

How have you set the output level of the receivers? - it is adjustable from mic. level up to line level.

The phantom power does nothing at all to the receiver except as a cause of possible damage - it should always be switched off if possible.
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