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I have a handheld Zoom H5 recorder and just ordered a lav mic (Voice Technologies VT4001).

The Zoom's spec sheet lists its inputs as 2 "XLR/TRS combo jacks" capable of providing phantom power at +12V, +24V and +48V.

I will be using the lav wired.

Question: which is the simplest way to connect and power this mic from this recorder? Do I need some sort of adapter or will a simple mic jack <=> TRS cable do?

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You will need an electret power supply that accepts phantom power and then will hook it up via a standard XLR cable to the H5. If you have the bare wire version, you will also need a connector to put on the bare wire so that it can tie in to the electret power supply. You will also need to make sure that +48v phantom power is turned on on the H5. (Alternately you could use a battery powered electret power supply, but I'd recommend sticking to using phantom since it is available.)

  • Thank you for your reply. Would something like this solve it by itself? – lara michaels Jan 21 '15 at 14:32
  • @laramichaels that is the power supply portion. You still need a cable end for the mic to be able to plug in. – AJ Henderson Jan 21 '15 at 14:37

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