Question about CAD Microphones ICM-417 Professional Microphone
I bought a Microphone and a XLR to USB lead separately and it doesn't show any sign of sound on my computer .. but the device is connected.
The lead says 'plug'n'play' but the microphone came with no information.
i looked at all the settings on my computer, made sure the sound was up and what not. i checked everything really and all i could think of is that it was broken or needs a kind of software to be downloaded for it to work.
if anyone knows anything of such a problem would be awesome if you could contact me, its annoying watching it do nothing on my shelf:)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Make absolutely sure that your cables are indeed balanced. Use a volt ohm meter to test each pin from one end of the cable to the opposing end of the cable. No two pins for example pin 1 on one end to pin two on the other end should show a reading. If they do it means you either have a short or an unbalanced cable.Phantom power will not work with unbalanced cables and you can damage the phantom power supply by using an unbalanced cable with it.
Posted on Nov 01, 2009
your CAD mic is a condensor mic and needs phantom power. If you don't have that it won't work. If you need phantom power you can get it from a small mixer. We here at proline carry some small multi channel mixers that have phantom power in them. call 215-736-8055
Posted on Jan 15, 2010
Your condensor mic requires special electrical handling usually reserved for proffesional audio equipment, not a PC. You will need two pieces of equipment, a short XLR cable and an adapter cable.
1) Behringer PS400 Ultra-Compact Phantom Power Supply.
This will supply the mic with necessary Phantom Power.
2) Rapco Horizon ISOBLOX Transformer Isolation 1:1 BLOX Device
This will isolate the Phantom Power from your computer, allowing it to work as necessary.
The adaptor connector cable you need will be a female XLR (with pins 1 and 3 shorted, pin 2 hot), through a cable connect to a 1/8" mini plug. They connect in that order with a short XLR cable between 1) and 2). .
Posted on Aug 24, 2012
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