How do I connect a Shure MX418D to a Shure bodypack?

FAQ #641 Updated August 25, 2017

Question:

How do I connect a Shure MX418D to a Shure bodypack?

Answer:

The MX418D requires phantom power to operate. Phantom is defined as 11 to 52 volts DC and delivered on a balanced line. Shure bodypacks provide 5 volts DC of bias delivered on an unbalanced line. Therefore, a direct connection will not work. (Beware - some wireless mic manufacturers claim their transmitters provide "phantom power", when they mean "bias".)

Here are two options:

1. Install a battery operated phantom supply between the MX418D and the wireless bodypack.

2. Use the ULXD8 with the MX415 instead.

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