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Lawrence Chan
zoom h4n external audio
on May 30, 2014 at 2:31:12 am

Hi, I just purchased some lav mics from Amazon and they don't work on the H4n. I tried phantom power and even connected the 3.5 mm jack to the xlr input. The mic works fine with camera input, but all I hear is static on the zoom. Thanks!


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Michael Paul
Re: zoom h4n external audio
on May 30, 2014 at 3:51:11 pm

If your lav mic has a 3.5mm connector on the end, then connect it to the "Ext Mic" jack on the back of the H4n right above the speaker. Go into the Menu, select "Input" and find "Plug-in". Set that to "On".
Select the "Mic" input button on the front panel and it should work

Michael Paul
Location Sound Corp


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Lawrence Chan
Re: zoom h4n external audio
on May 31, 2014 at 2:38:54 am

Thanks a whole bunch! It's going really well now. Thanks again!


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Lawrence Chan
Re: zoom h4n external audio
on May 31, 2014 at 3:18:30 am

Is there any way to do this through the XLR input on the bottom? The placement is much more convenient.


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Michael Paul
Re: zoom h4n external audio
on Jun 4, 2014 at 3:17:10 pm

Not with the lav mic you have. Your mic need +5V "Plug-In" power, and the XLR's only provide +48V, which is too much. If you had a lav mic with a barrel power supply on the end (with an XLR connector), then you could do it, but yours is terminated to plug directly into a wireless transmitter or a mini-jack

Michael Paul
Location Sound Corp


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