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Old June 25th, 2007, 09:08 AM   #1
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Phantom Power

I dont want to sound like an idiot but i cant get my phantom power to work. i have a shotgun plugged in to the XLR port and i have the +48z power on. But the mic doesnt want to work until i put a battery in it. am i doing something wrong?
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Old June 25th, 2007, 11:52 AM   #2
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If it work with batteries is not a cable problem.


Did you go to the menu and activate the XLR input?

Page 43 of the manual


in the menu


1)Open the menu AUDIO SETUP

2) select XLR INPUT / ON


on camera


3) plug the mic in the CH1 XLR - input channel switch to CH1

4) Line/Mic switch to MIC

5) set the 48v of CH1 to on


now should work
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Old June 25th, 2007, 01:45 PM   #3
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Hi Mike
Not sure if Manuel is trying to say the same as me.. but check that your cable is wired to power the mic...

I had this problem when I first got my Z1... the short cheap curly wired xlr cable I was using only had two wires connected.. so the mic wouldn't work with out batteries. I then checked with a longer 5m balanced Neutrik cable and it worked fine..

may be your problem to.

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Old June 25th, 2007, 02:18 PM   #4
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To add a bit of detail,

Connectors and cable wired
Pin 1 -to- pin 1
Pin 2 -to- pin 2
Pin 3 -to- pin 3

Some cables may "lift" (open) the ground, and if the ground is lifted, phantom power will not work.
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