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When using a FootSwitch with the Central Station, why does the microphone on the CSR not work?

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asked Dec 31, 2015 in PreAmps, Signal Processors and Monitoring Hardware by abrand2 (32,110 points)
I have a Central Station Plus and I'm trying to enable the Central Station Remote's Talkback microphone while using my footswitch.  Why is my microphone not working on Remote when I connect the footswitch to the back of the CS and use it?

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answered Dec 31, 2015 by abrand2 (32,110 points)
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The Central Station Plus units have a functioning footswitch port (for momentary Latching/Non-Latching) switches that enable the Talkback microphone on the face of the Central Station and a connected, enabled External Microphone input.  Based on the design, it will not enable the Remote talkback source with the Footswitch, but it may illuminate the button itself making it seem like the microphone is available to be used.



As the schematic shows from the Central Station Manual, The talkback source is not part of the signal path for the microphone, as it has a completely different path all together.  The source deviates and in firmware, the microphone is disabled the moment a footswitch is engaged.