SM57 & 58 with Zoom H4N Pro

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SM57 & 58 with Zoom H4N Pro

Post by Bharat123 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:27 am

I am looking at using SM57 & 58 dynamic mics to record on my H4N Pro using Line1/2 inputs. SM57 for Indian drum tabla and SM58 for vocal. Would like to have any feedback on how these mics work with zoom h4n pro or h4n.

Also is it necessary to provide 2.5V plug in power for Sm57 & 58?
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Re: SM57 & 58 with Zoom H4N Pro

Post by Wulfraed » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:32 am

  • "Plug-in" power is ONLY available using the mini-TRS stereo jack on the bottom of the X/Y head
  • "Plug-in" power is designed for small, low-power, condenser microphones of the type seen in dictation or lapel use
  • The XLR/Phone-TRS MONO combo jacks can be set for 24/48V Phantom power
  • Phantom power is used for high-grade condenser microphones
  • Dynamic microphones do not need phantom power
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