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"*" after version number on Axient device
September 10, 2019

An "*" after the version number indicates that there is a problem with the firmware in the device. Use Shure Update Utility to update the f ...

What does "Beta" mean?
September 10, 2019

Beta is the SECOND letter in the Greek alphabet. The Beta 58 was/is the SECOND (improved) version of the SM58.The term Beta evolved into an entire lin ...

Wiring an XLR or 1/4" TRS connector to a RCA connector
September 10, 2019

Please give us technical details on the two devices you are trying to connect. For example, if you are trying to connect a microphone directly into th ...

Meeting system for the hearing impaired
September 10, 2019

The SCM810 is a fine choice, but it does not limit the number of talkers to only one. It turns off any mic not being spoken into. This keeps the numbe ...

Two MX202 Mics in parallel
September 10, 2019

When two mics are Y-ed together, there is a 6 dB drop in level. The complaint of "not enough output" could mean two different things. It cou ...

KSM32 with Korg device
September 10, 2019

For the KSM32 to operate, the Korg must: 1) supply 48 volts of phantom; 2) have a female XLR connector as the mic input; 3) have a mic input that is b ...

What does "Frequency Synthesized" mean?
September 10, 2019

"Frequency synthesized" means the operating frequency is not controlled by a crystal, but synthesized by an electronic circuit, typically a ...

KSM32 sounds thin when used a few feet away
September 10, 2019

The "warmth" you hear when using the KSM32 up close is called proximity effect. It is a natural characteristic of directional microphones. M ...

What is Phantom Power?
September 10, 2019

Phantom power is used with condenser microphones. It is called phantom power because there is no obvious external power supply for the condenser mic; ...

What does a XLR connector look like?
September 10, 2019

Yes. The female XLR has three holes; the male XLR has three pins. It is the standard connector in the professional audio field.  ...