JVC M-510 and Tascam DR-40

Discussion in 'Non-TASCAM Equipment and Accessories' started by mic37, Apr 6, 2021 at 8:40 PM.

  1. mic37

    mic37 New Member

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    Recently I've got the JVC M-510 Electret Condenser Super-directional Microphone and not able to find its instructional manual. It was manufactured in 80s. Contacted JVC without success.

    It powered by one 1.5V AA battery. I cannot find any information if it can take the phantom power and if "yes", what is the phantom power voltage. I do not want to try it because I am afraid to fry the mic. If you have an original manual, would you please attach the picture of the page containing this information.
    I did try it with DR-40 and discovered that it requires a max recording level and hiss is present.
    Any experiences with the JVC M-510 mic? Please share.
    It looks like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/11455827...-53481-19255-0&campid=5338722076&toolid=10001
  2. BazzBass

    BazzBass Active Member

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    phantom power is 48V, would definitely fry that mic imho , just use a battery.Try it through a good DI?
  3. mic37

    mic37 New Member

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  4. mic37

    mic37 New Member

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    Forgot to mention that this mic has the output impedance 600 ohms.