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PS-2 HELP! Needed
« on: September 29, 2003, 07:09:35 PM »
ok i got a new PS-2 Today, it is the miniplug version

i am having problems getting it to work. i snap a 9V in and while i am inserting it, the leds light for a second, but once it is in place they go off. looking at levels on my deck it looks like when the led is flickering, my oktavas are outputting a signal, but when it is dark they are not.

so, does anyone know what the hell i can do to fix this? there is an external power jack, i guess i could make a connector... was hoping this would "just work " as i've got bisco tomorrow :(


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Re:PS-2 HELP! Needed
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2003, 07:12:53 PM »
It should just work.  The red light is a low-battery indicator.  Are you sure the battery is up to snuff?
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2003, 07:20:23 PM »
trying my third now  ???

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Re:PS-2 HELP! Needed
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2003, 07:31:20 PM »
You sure they're going in the right way?

Are they known-good batteries?  FWIW, just b/c they're new doesn't mean their good.

By mini-plug version - do you mean this is the signal into the PS-2 from the Oktavas or or the signal out to the pre/recorder?
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Re:PS-2 HELP! Needed
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2003, 08:51:30 PM »
it has a miniplug out. i just tried it with a known good battery, one from my now-departed c1000s.  i guess it is working... i need to test it with real spl levels, not with my finger tapping on the mic.

do i need line transformers to go Oktavas > PS-2 > M1?

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Re:PS-2 HELP! Needed
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2003, 08:51:58 PM »
+T for the help Brian...

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Re:PS-2 HELP! Needed
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2003, 10:24:20 PM »
it has a miniplug out. i just tried it with a known good battery, one from my now-departed c1000s.  i guess it is working... i need to test it with real spl levels, not with my finger tapping on the mic.

do i need line transformers to go Oktavas > PS-2 > M1?

yes, you'll probably need line transformers.

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Re:PS-2 HELP! Needed
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2003, 01:03:22 AM »
it has a miniplug out. i just tried it with a known good battery, one from my now-departed c1000s.  i guess it is working... i need to test it with real spl levels, not with my finger tapping on the mic.

do i need line transformers to go Oktavas > PS-2 > M1?

yes, you'll probably need line transformers.

I'd have to agree.  Those Octava's won't run as hot as the AKG's.  At least I wouldn't think so.

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Re:PS-2 HELP! Needed
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2003, 09:18:18 AM »
Ditto on the transformers - you'll likely need them.  I'm partial to the Hosa MIT-176 myself due to the flexibility of the pigtail, but others are happy with the AT ones (forget the part # just about now, it's in the archives).
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Re:PS-2 HELP! Needed
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2003, 02:43:24 PM »
thanks guys. unfortunately, this is a miniplug version, the output of the ps-2 is a stereo miniplug, not XLR's. can line transformers take 48V ? ie can i run mics > LTs > PS-2 > M1 or do i need to go Mics > PS-2 > Adapter > LTS > Adapter > M1?



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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2003, 03:05:53 PM »
Oh yeah, forgot about the mini-out on yours.  I don't believe the line transformers will pass the juice, but I'm not certain.  I'd try running mini > adapters > line transformers > adapters M1.  No first hand experience with either, though, so I can't say for certain to either.
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Re:PS-2 HELP! Needed
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2003, 10:52:37 PM »
off subject a bit, but the red light will always pop on for a sec when inserting a new batt.
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