#1
I have a Zoom MRs-802 which is a general multi-track recording device and wanted to try a condenser mic (rode nt2-a) which requires phantom power which my recording unit has but it doesnt seem to be working! Are there other ways to make the condenser mic work?

If i got a phantom power supply with an output and input then connected it between the mic and recording unit (connected to an existing mic input on the Rec unit) would that work?
#2
The phantom power supply would work, but I doubt the unit's phantom power supply is broken. Perhaps you are doing something else wrong.
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#3
cool its good to hear that you thinthe power supply idea would work!

I hope for my sake that i am doing something wrong! But i took it into the music store today and tried different leads, mics etc and theres nothing worng with them. so it came down to what i was doing with the recording studio. The instruction said to plug the condenser mic into a normal mic jack then turn the phantom power on (switched at the back). I did this and there was a sudden noise when i would turn the switch off or on, but still wasnt picing up a signal at all unfortunately
#5
Condenser Mic-Rode NT2-a

XLR to Jack cable

Zoom mrs-802 Multi-track recording studio
#6
Quote by furph
Condenser Mic-Rode NT2-a

XLR to Jack cable

What do you mean by that? Is it XLR on both ends, or is it XLR on the mic end and 1/4" on the other end? As I understand it, 1/4" jacks can not transmit phantom power. You don't need to use a 1/4" jack with that machine, because it has the combination jacks.

If you are using just a regular XLR cable though, I have no idea what the problem is.
#7
sorry for the confusion dude! Its a result of me talkng in laymens terms. I will try explaining by link to some pics so you know what im on about a bit better.

here is a rear panel view of the recording studio. On the right there are 2 jack inputs. Just left of centre theres an on/off switch for phantom power. When turned on both jack inputs have phantom power to them.

HERE is the XLR/jack cable that im using.

There is no XLR input on the recording unit so it has to plug into either one of the 1/4 inputs.
#8
Actually, those inputs are combination inputs, meaning that they'll take either XLR or 1/4" jacks. What you need is a regular XLR cable, because like I said, I'm pretty sure that 1/4" connectors, whether they're TS or TRS, do not carry phantom power.
#9
I just attached a picture of the rear panel this has a a picture of an xlr that has to to connect to the unit by the looks of it!? Maybe i have to find a way to change the jack input to an xlr input because like you said the power may not transfer through the jack connection.

Ok so i checked it out and this time i bloody made a relization
1st- that im stupid and
2nd-it actually has a duel connection (both xlr and jack) on the recording studio!

This is a classic case of me been smokin to many cat skins lol Sorry for this guys!
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Last edited by furph at Mar 15, 2008,
#10
Don't worry about it. I'm sure those jacks look confusing if you haven't seen one before. Hopefully it works out for you now.