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Offline Aquilauno

X900 e microfono Shure WH20 QTR or the AKG HSC 171
« on: November 16, 2020, 10:09:44 AM »
Hi friends, do you know if it is possible to use this microphone model Shure WH20 QTR (price 118 = 140 $)
I tried with some generic microphone headphones but the microphone didn't work ... :-[
I wanted something small with no need of the microphone stand (my wife says it clashes with the decor of the house) ::)

Pietro

« Last Edit: November 17, 2020, 06:23:58 AM by Aquilauno »
 

Offline DrakeM

Re: X900 e microfono Shure WH20 QTR
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2020, 12:23:10 PM »
Hello Pietro

Does it work? OH yes, it works perfect great.

I have been using that same head mic since 2004. You will need to purchase an additional 3 foot extension cord.

You can click on the links in my signature below to hear a bunch of my recordings using that same mic or click on the link to my YouTube channel to see a few videoS of me using that head mic.

Regards
Drake

Offline overover

Re: X900 e microfono Shure WH20 QTR
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2020, 02:30:27 PM »
Hi Pietro,

the Shure WH20 QTR has a 6.3 mm TS plug, so actually the right plug to connect to the unbalanced MIC Input of the SX900.

BUT: It is not possible to professionally extend the cable of this microphone: A 6.3 mm cable socket of a corresponding extension cable can very easily cause noises or crackling. In addition, the WH20 QTR can only be operated unbalanced, which is a major disadvantage if the mic is connected to a standard XLR microphone input (e.g. external Mixer or keyboard XLR Mic Input) should be connected and / or if a relatively long cable should be used).

That's why I recommend buying the WH20 XLR. To connect it to the SX900, you additonally need an unbalanced extension cable (preferably as short as possible) "XLR female connector to 6.3 mm TS plug":




Best regards,
Chris
« Last Edit: November 16, 2020, 02:31:34 PM by overover »
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Offline Aquilauno

Re: X900 e microfono Shure WH20 QTR
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2020, 06:47:21 PM »
Hi Drake , Chris...
You have always fantastic. Clear and rapid response. For Christmas I will give myself this gift ... following your careful advice...
But above all, I will not spoil the style of home furnishings  ;D

Pietro

Offline Toril S

Re: X900 e microfono Shure WH20 QTR
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2020, 07:03:22 PM »
I have the one with xlr. Fantastic mic!
Toril S

Genos, Tyros 5, PSR S975, PSR 2100
and PSR-47.
Former keyboards: PSR-S970.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLVwWdb36Yd3LMBjAnm6pTQ?view_as=subscriber



Toril's PSR Performer Page
 

Offline Aquilauno

Re: X900 e microfono Shure WH20 QTR
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2020, 10:15:37 PM »
Thanks Toris...  :)
 

Offline Aquilauno

Re: X900 con microfono Shure WH20 QTR
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2020, 06:22:44 AM »
Sorry guys I changed the title of the post because I noticed that between headphones and extension cable the cost is 150 euros with the limitation mentioned by Chris and Drake. At around 215 euros I found these AKG HSC 171 headphones and condenser microphone (need xlr to jack adapter cable not included). Would this more expensive microphone solution work? Does a condenser microphone need power?
Pietro
« Last Edit: November 17, 2020, 06:46:09 AM by Aquilauno »
 

Offline Toril S

Re: X900 e microfono Shure WH20 QTR or the AKG HSC 171
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2020, 07:23:25 AM »
Yes, a condenser mic needs phantom power. Only Genos has that.
Toril S

Genos, Tyros 5, PSR S975, PSR 2100
and PSR-47.
Former keyboards: PSR-S970.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLVwWdb36Yd3LMBjAnm6pTQ?view_as=subscriber



Toril's PSR Performer Page
 

Offline Aquilauno

Re: X900 e microfono Shure WH20 QTR or the AKG HSC 171
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2020, 07:55:07 AM »
...So ultimately,  the choice is obligatory ...
I need buy the excellent Shure WH20 with xlr connection and a 3-foot extension with female XLR and jack...
Thanks Toril and thanks again guys
Pietro

Offline overover

Re: X900 e microfono Shure WH20 QTR or the AKG HSC 171
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2020, 01:07:33 PM »
Hi Pietro,

please make sure to buy an unbalanced extension cable (XLR female to TS "mono" plug, as shown in my picture above). The internal wiring of the cable must be:

XLR pin 2  - - ->  TS plug Tip
XLR pins 1 & 3 bridged  - - - >  TS plug Sleeve


A balanced cable (XLR female to TRS "stereo" plug) would NOT work in this case.


Best regards,
Chris
Everyone always said: This is not possible! - Then someone came and ... just did it!
 

Offline Aquilauno

Re: X900 e microfono Shure WH20 QTR or the AKG HSC 171
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2020, 01:20:31 PM »
 ;)