Using an external mic / a6400

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Thad E Ginathom
Thad E Ginathom Forum Member • Posts: 88
Re: About Plug in Power

jjdp wrote:

Thad E Ginathom wrote:

I can not explain the technical aspects: I'll have to leave that to Google, but, confusingly, my mic needed one AA battery. it had to have a battery, and it had to be plugged in to a red socket.

The mic needs to be able to accept power from that jack. A lot don't. Mine doesn't. Yours apparently doesn't either. I also doubt red signifies anything other than a quick visual for mic input, but I'd have to google that to be sure.

I think that what I said about requiring both battery and plug-in-power is true, but I located the instruction sheet for the Sony mic online and it doesn't mention it. Just talks about plugging into digital recording equipment.

So I have to back off... at least a half step of certainty

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