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Hello All,

I would like to know if it's possible to get cleaner audio from a lav receiver to a Zoom H4N/H6?
Is it possible to plug a 1/4 plug from the lav to the Zoom instead of the XLR to get better audio?

Thank you.

 

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As I recall, the H4n 1/4" input is line level only, Don't know about the H6, probably the same. So it will probably will not work at all. Try using a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter and use that input.

BTW, Just so you know, this a 'pro' discussion forum. Hobbyist type gear inquiries are better asked over at the DVi or DVX audio forums.. .
 

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Hello All,

I would like to know if it's possible to get cleaner audio from a lav receiver to a Zoom H4N/H6?
Is it possible to plug a 1/4 plug from the lav to the Zoom instead of the XLR to get better audio?

Thank you.

 


H4n 1/4 jack is not the way to go for good audio at all. Xlr input will be better but that device sucks in general. H/6 has better preamp but still not where you need to be audio wise. It's like saying instead of getting mcdonalds, go to steak and shake

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8 hours ago, ndg2k005 said:


H4n 1/4 jack is not the way to go for good audio at all. Xlr input will be better but that device sucks in general. H/6 has better preamp but still not where you need to be audio wise. It's like saying instead of getting mcdonalds, go to steak and shake

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Contrary to what seems evident, the correct way to use the H4n is to use the 1/4 jack. The XLR preamps on the H4n are very noisy, but the 1/4 inputs are not(apparently).

Here's a blog where the author has a few different posts about using the H4n with a padded cable and a MixPre: http://www.danmccomb.com/zoom-h4n-with-sound-devices-mixpre-how-to-properly-connect-the-two-for-pristine-audio/ Even if you're not using a MixPre in front of the H4n, the same principles apply. 

 

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Well I've actually used the device before and the 1/4 sounds so bad in comparison to the point I wonder why they made it. But it could have been just that device perhaps.

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