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Old 6th September 2012, 10:39 AM   #11
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So, on my drawing just remove the coupling cap. Take the battery directly to pin 3 on the TA4 male connector. Remove the wire on 3 from the TA4 male to the XLR pin 3. Jumper pin 3 to pin 1 on the XLR connector.
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Old 6th September 2012, 12:40 PM   #12
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Almost there,
You still need a decoupling cap to block dc, the difference is you just need one and it's tied to the same conductor as power+. I don't have access to my laptop to whip up a drawing so I'll try to discribe it-

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Pin 1 battery - to pins 1&3 on xlr
Pin 3 battery + to coupling cap to pin 2 on xlr

Pin 2 is NC since it only feeds a current source in the wireless pack.
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Old 6th September 2012, 09:22 PM   #13
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Do I have it?
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Old 7th September 2012, 01:25 AM   #14
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Looks good.
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Old 7th September 2012, 09:52 AM   #15
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Thanks for the help. I guess it would serve me well to have a cup or two of coffee to wake myself up before I post. Do you have any ideas as far as possibly using this to check other headsets? I have looked for the Avlex pin out and cannot find anything on it.
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Old 7th September 2012, 10:17 AM   #16
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Ok, can I modify this further to allow it to be plugged into a mixer with phantom power without any damage?

I added a blocking cap on pin 3 XLR mixer to pin 1 shield.
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Sorry, I stopped getting notifications for some reason. You probably already have it figured out, but here are my thoughts.

I haven't worked with the Avlex mics but they should be similar. Most manufacturers are moving to a single shielded cable, but i think a few are still 2 or 3 conductor with shield.
Actually, just looking at the pictures they use a similar cable as the countryman, so the setup should work.

The test rig should work as drawn, but the blocking cap between xlr pin 1 and 3 isn't really needed. Both pins should be at ground audio ground and battery ground.
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