DR-70D switches off with phantom power

Discussion in 'Handheld and Field Recorders' started by usermillion, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. usermillion

    usermillion New Member

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    I have two issues which might be related. When switching to MIC+PHANTOM for a phantom powered mic, the whole thing just turns off. Turning it back on reveals no change has been made. Second issue is that when plugging in a wireless mic, I get nothing picking up on the TASCAM, even though I see levels bouncing on the wireless set itself. It works fine for XLR plugged-in dynamic mikes and also the internal mikes. I've checked the cabling, seems fine, also the settings I've triple and quadruple checked. Any ideas?
  2. Art Anderson

    Art Anderson New Member

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    What is the plug type on the wireless that is going into the DR-70D? i.e. is it a 1/4" TRS?
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    usermillion New Member

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    Hi Art, no, it is an XLR plug (Sennheiser bodypack EW100 G2)
  4. Art Anderson

    Art Anderson New Member

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    Did you get this figured out? It took a while to even find the slimmest of specs for that EW 100 G2. From what I could find, I believe it has an option for output levels to accommodate both mic and line level. A 2006 video I watched recommended adjusting the AF Out on the receiver to -30, plugging it into a portable recorder as MIC, not LINE, and starting from the input level low and bring it up as necessary.
    I don't see that Phantom should be turned on for this kind of connection. Only a condenser microphone usually needs phantom power.