I am a complete newbie on this matter, and cannot get my head round this phantom power thing, so bear with me please.
I have a Sony Z1 and want a, budget, unidirectional XLR tie clip microphone for it.
To this end I have purchased a: Smartwireless Cardioid Lapel Microphone with mini XLR (the spec is below), and a miniXLR/XLR adaptor, this is designed to connect to a UHF radio belt pack. The suppler could would not/could confirm if it would work using my scenario. Never the less I thought it was worth a £30, refundable, punt anyway.
It does not work on my Z1 with or without the phantom power switched on. Could someone please explain to me, in words of two syllable or less, why?
The mic spec is:
• Omni-directional lapel microphone : S1007
• Frequency response : 30Hz to 20kHz
• Sensitivity : -42dBV/Pa
• Connector : Mini XLR
• Dimensions : 8mm diameter x 18mm length
• Cable length : 1.2m
• Accessories : Supplied with microphone tie clip