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Alex Reshuan
sennheiser 416t connected to48v.
on Mar 21, 2009 at 5:19:57 am

The mic was connected for a few seconds to a hvx200 camera supplying 48v
at the camera input.
Now if you connect the 416 to its 12v power supply you can barely catch some sound.
Is it ruin? or shall I send it to Sennheiser for their flat $50 repair service ?

Thanks


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Ty Ford
Re: sennheiser 416t connected to48v.
on Mar 21, 2009 at 1:22:06 pm

Hello Alex and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum.

The MKH 416P is not engineered to run on only 12V Phantom.

It requires 48V Phantom.

If you try it at 12V you starve the mic, the level will be low and the sound will be distorted, if you get any sound at all.

That's normal. You have not harmed the mic.

Regards,

Ty Ford

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Alex Reshuan
Re: sennheiser 416t connected to48v.
on Mar 21, 2009 at 2:11:31 pm

Thanks Ty for your responce.

My mic is the 416t not the 416 p48.
I've read the first one runs on 12v , the later on phantom 48v as you described.
http://dvxuser.com/V6/archive/index.php/t-124539.html

I am not sure what I am doing wrong.
Thanks
Alex




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Ty Ford
Re: sennheiser 416t connected to48v.
on Mar 21, 2009 at 4:40:10 pm

Ah, no problem.

There are two 12V powering systems. T and Phantom.

They are totally incompatible.

You can not power a T power mic with Phantom Power.

If your mixer has T power, you must use that.

I know of no cameras that offer T power, only Phantom Power.

PSC makes an inline barrel adapter that converts Phantom Power to T Power if you don't have access to a mixer with T Power.

Regards,

Ty Ford

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Ty Ford
Re: sennheiser 416t connected to48v.
on Mar 21, 2009 at 4:56:36 pm

Alex,

upon further consideration (and more coffee) if using your t-power device no longer powers the 416 properly, there may be something wrong with the mic. I have mis-powered mics in the past with no damage. Maybe yours was about to fail anyway. If this is the case, the $50 trip to Sennheiser would be a good thing.

Ty

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Alex Reshuan
Re: sennheiser 416t connected to48v.
on Apr 1, 2009 at 12:11:40 am

Thank you very much Ty for your responses.
As you said it the 416t wasnt damage becuase of the mis-powered.
Its working perfectly.
Again Thank you

Alex


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