September 7, 2015 at 6:07AM
Sennheiser AVX - broken?
I purchased one of these a few weeks back and went to use it at a wedding, to my horror the receiver wasn't powering on with the Phantom Power. Naively, I hadn't bothered to charge it but luckily I had a back up recorder. My camera (HC-X1000) has phantom power, and it powers my NTG4+ and other devices just fine. All I get with the AVX receiver is one blink from the red power light.
Now - have I incorrectly assumed that it SHOULD be powered by the camera, or is this some clever marketing ploy and that actually the action of the AVX detecting phantom power just switches it on and off, rather than actually powering it?!