Microphone Trouble

Hi,

I tried connecting a microphone to my CVP 405 and no signal was picked up - i.e MIC SIGNAL green LED didn't register anything.

Is there something I'm missing ?

Thanks!

Joel

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Nov 18, 2009
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by: Alfred

Dear Joel: My message was indeed clipped. here's the gist of what I was texting: You may be right re the "Adaptor". Let me know. Tough as it will be, read your Owner's Manual several times. I know Yamaha's instructions are notoRiously terrible, especially for a neophyte, but you will find the more you read them, they can become "understandable". To cut a long story short, google Yamaha's main site and thread your way to their page where they show how to ask questions re Owner Problems with Yamaha keyboards. Do this before contacting any outside technician for help (The technician must be qualified in Keyboard repair), and don't hesitate to contact me again via the Forum if you feel I can assist further.

Nov 18, 2009
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by: Alfred

Dear Joel: Somehow my response was clipped. Let's wait to see if the Forum corrects my message, if it does not I will review your comments again and repeat my recommendations.

Nov 18, 2009
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by: Alfred

Dear Joel: You may be right re the "Adaptor". Let me know. Tough at will be, read your Owner's

Nov 18, 2009
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by: Joel

Hi Alfred,

Thanks again for your reply!

Yes, I think it may be a problem with the receptacle (the adaptor with which I connect my mic to the CVP). I think its its designed to accept a MONO input form the mic, and I'm giving it a STEREO input (i.e. there are 2 black bands on the receptacle). I'll try get my hands on a MONO receptacle and see what happens.

With regards to the internet connectivity, the CVP 405 can connect directly to the internet (i.e. plug in a LAN cable directly into the clavinova). However, when trying to connect, the clavinova does connect to my home network (i.e. i ping the clavinova's IP address and it works fine). However, Yamaha's Internet Direct Connection Homepage does not display on the clavinova's screen, but instead the screen remains white.

Hope I've provided the necessary details.

Thanks again for your responses!

Regards,

Joel

Nov 18, 2009
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by: Alfred

Dear Joel: I'll do my best to help you: First, you mention an "Adaptor" (?)used with the Microphone. Is this an intermediate device you are using to convert the Plug end of the mic to fit into the CVP 405 Jack (receptacle)? Second, did you acquire this device ("Adaptor")with your purchase of your unit? What does the Owner's Manual say (if anything) about the mic Plug? Third, look at the Plug. Does its "shaft" have two sections separated by a thin band. If so the Plug is Mono. If the "shaft" has three sections separated by two bands, it's Stereo. Also, there is a possibility that the Cord of the mic is defective. Have a technician check it for continuity. Fourth, the Jack (receptacle) on the CVP may be defective. Have the technician check it. Fifth, you say the unit is successfully linking to the Internet. Does the Owner's Manual say anything about an Accessory CD or Driver which must first be entered into your Computer's system before accessing the Internet? Sixth, you say "no display is shown on the screen", my question is "but the Display is lit up, right?" Incidentally, IF EVENTUALLY YOU NEED TO HAVE A TECHNICIAN DO THE CHECKING, GET ONE WHO IS RELIABLE AND QUALIFIED FOR ELECTRONIC PIANOS/KEYBOARD REEPAIRS. I await your answers, and please remember to enter your name in the appropriate box, as I hardly ever respond to "Anonymous" blogs in this Forum. Regards and keep well.

Nov 18, 2009
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Hi Alfred,

Thanks for your reply.

The CVP-405 definitely has in its capacity the ability to receive input signals from a microphone. I suspect the issue might be the adapter with which I'm connecting the microphone to the clavinova - a mono / stereo issue. Since I am not that familiar with these concepts, a descriptive explanation as well as an explanatory solution would be most appreciated.

One more thing, my clavinova CVP 405 can successfully connect to the internet, however, no display is shown on the screen. Any help would also be much appreciated!

Regards,

Joel

Nov 17, 2009
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by: Alfred

Dear JOEL: This time i spelled it right! Sorry.

Nov 17, 2009
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by: Alfred

Dear Joe: First, please check your Owner's Manual to verify if there is a Jack on your unit for a Microphone. If none, and you are trying to get sound through a Jack marked PHONE, know that it is for LISTENING WITH HEADPHONES and NOT FOR INJECTING A SIGNAL for sound reproduction. Not being familiar with your CVP 405, this is the "impulse" comment for the time being. Post a follow-up message in this Forum so other members or I can learn something new, or offer helpful guidance. Keep well.

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