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Kadshah Nagibe
No audio when using NTG-1 with Sennheiser G3 wireless
on Nov 10, 2011 at 6:15:17 pm

I don't hear any audio when I plug in my Rode NTG-1 microphone to my Sennheiser (SKP) transmitter. The receiver end is fed to a Zoom H4N. Everything works fine when I use my Shure sm57 mic but can't hear any audio when using my NTG-1 unless it is plugged in via cable directly into my Zoom. I tried off, +24v and +48v within the H4N settings but that didn't help. Any idea what's going on?

thanks!

-kaj

http://sweetproductionmedia.com


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Stephen Hall
Re: No audio when using NTG-1 with Sennheiser G3 wireless
on Nov 10, 2011 at 7:15:15 pm

The NTG-1 doesn't have the option for battery power - the NTG-2 does. The Sennheiser transmitter doesn't supply phantom power. You'll need an inline adapter for that, or a mic that is battery powered.

Good luck !

Stephen H


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Kadshah Nagibe
Re: No audio when using NTG-1 with Sennheiser G3 wireless
on Nov 10, 2011 at 7:39:44 pm

that's what i thought. What kind of inline adapter do I need?
At some point I plan to get a Sound Devices MixPre-D Compact Field Mixer would that help to boost the signal and get it to work?

-kaj

http://sweetproductionmedia.com


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Eric Toline
Re: No audio when using NTG-1 with Sennheiser G3 wireless
on Nov 10, 2011 at 8:57:28 pm

A Behringer PS 400 48v phantom adapter for about $20 will do the job. Do a search for "48 volt phantom power adapters".

Eric


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Kadshah Nagibe
Re: No audio when using NTG-1 with Sennheiser G3 wireless
on Nov 11, 2011 at 6:38:52 am

thanks eric but for me the adapter is too cumbersome but for $20 it is a good solution.

-kaj

http://sweetproductionmedia.com


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Brian Reynolds
Re: No audio when using NTG-1 with Sennheiser G3 wireless
on Nov 10, 2011 at 10:27:36 pm

There would be several different ways to go....

1. Buy a phantom power adapter to supply the mic with power before it goes into the TX unit. But this adds extra things and can be cumbersome and often not a neat set up.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/buy/Phantom-Power-Supplies/N/4294240039

2. Upgrade the Sennheiser plug in TX unit to a SKP 200 or SKP 300 as these units will supply phantom power. The SKP 100 doesn't supply phantom (which you have)
http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/home_en.nsf/root/professional_wireless...

3. Get a different mic to plug onto your SKP 100. If you already have a Rode NTG1 buy a Rode NTG2, this will give you an extra mic for your kit as well. Many mic manufacturers produce a battery powered short shotgun mic. ie. Rode, Sennheiser, Beyer Dynamic, Audio Technica, AKG, Sony.
Getting a different mic is often a better option than converting what you already have. The $$$ may not be much different in the end.

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Kadshah Nagibe
Re: No audio when using NTG-1 with Sennheiser G3 wireless
on Nov 11, 2011 at 6:37:08 am

thanks Brian but I already have the SKP 100 plug-on transmitter it came with the kit (100-P series evolution wireless G3)and it doesn't work with my Rode but it works fine with my Shure mic. You're right an adapter would be too cumbersome. I was thinking of either selling the NTG-1 and buying the NTG-2.

-kaj

http://sweetproductionmedia.com


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Kadshah Nagibe
Re: No audio when using NTG-1 with Sennheiser G3 wireless
on Nov 11, 2011 at 6:41:05 am

sorry i get it i think you meant 2000 and 3000:-)

-kaj

http://sweetproductionmedia.com


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