Strange XLR Issue

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Strange XLR Issue

Post by Trenman » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:51 am

Hello, I am struggling to find the reason for the issue I am having and I am turning to the group for help. I have a Sennheiser AVX that is recording fine into a Zoom H5 when the output is XLR to 3.5mm. When I use XLR to XLR like I want to, I cant seem to make it work. I have phantom power and plugin power on. 48v. I have the wheel on around 8 to start and play with the bandwith but cant find a signal anywhere from 0-10. I have gotten this to work using this equipment before and cant seem to figure out why I cant now. All low band/ limiters/ comp \ are off. The cable is definitely good. Any thoughts? Thanks for any feedback in advance.

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Re: Strange XLR Issue

Post by Wulfraed » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:17 pm

No real help, but to mention that plug-in power should be OFF (it's a low voltage power source for certain devices using the mic/line jack on the side of the X/Y head, and does not apply to XLR jacks).

Is the receiver unit detecting phantom power? Based on the Sennheiser site, it needs the 48V phantom power to turn it on.

Are you using an XLR extension cable, or direct plug-in? If using a cable, run a continuity test of the pins to ensure they are passing completely through from end to end.
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