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I have a Rode NTG2 mic and a Rodelink Wireless Filmmaker kit.

I don't know how to correctly connect one to the other. I know I need an XLR female to 3.5mm TRS male cable. I've tried two cable configurations (see pics below)

This gives a very weak tinny signal with lots of noise This gives a very weak tinny signal with lots of noise

This gives a much stronger signal but has an annoying hum This gives a much stronger signal but has an annoying hum

Can someone please explain to me where I'm going wrong and what I need to do to get it sounding the way it should sound?

  • The hum was tracked to the wireless system signal. The closer the mic was to the transmitter/receiver the greater the hum. Increasing the distance seems to have solved the issue. – Toni Apr 18 '17 at 12:15
  • Toni - that isn't actually an answer. In your second configuration, you expect hum, as the signal is unbalanced. The first configuration can be used as a balanced config (which removes hum) but you need a balanced cable etc (as per K.Tzortis' comment) – Rory Alsop Apr 20 '17 at 10:19
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use a connection as shown in the first pic and put a AA battery in the microphone.it needs power to operate properly.

  • I tried using a connection as shown in the first pic with a battery in the mic and the result was a very weak signal with lots of noise. – Toni Apr 16 '17 at 2:30
  • I have made a comparison video to demonstrate the problem. youtube.com/watch?v=bOSrU5MiDsk – Toni Apr 16 '17 at 14:12
  • it's sound like you have close circuit between pin 2 and 3 somewhere. note that the output of the receiver is two unbalance channels. that means you need also a special cable to separate them. – K. Tzortzis Apr 17 '17 at 17:07

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