I seem to have a problem with my Maestro?

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I haven't had that much time to play with my new Maestro, because the 1.7 firmware crashes my 6700 too frequently.

I have been able to use the Mic 2 input without a problem (using my 2Q-lite lightweight headset - very nice, by the way), but I can't seem to use the RJ-45 Mic 1 input. I thought that it might be my RadioSport RJ45 adapter, so I ordered an 8 pin to RJ-45 adapter from Flex, and used it to attempt a mic input using the same 8 pin adapter that works fine directly connected to my 6700.

No joy.

Is there some little hidden setting that locks out my Mic1 signal, or is my Maestro just broken?

Also, I got a pair of adjustable legs, and one of them seems to be missing the glue-on rubber feet.

...and maybe in some future Maestro firmware update the selection of wifi access points can be less arbitrary - my Maestro seems to think that the access point at the other end of the house would be better than the one 6 feet in front of me.

[Bleeding a bit here, on the "bleeding edge"...]

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Well, I discovered the reason for my problem. The RadioSport RJ-45 adapter is NOT configured for bias power as sold. It requires the end user to unscrew the three screws holding the back of the adapter's Y connection, which then reveals a pair of small slider switches which must be changed in a not that obvious way, to enable the bias current for the electret mic element. Dave of Arlan Communications explained it to me in an email. Perhaps this information should be posted on their website and in the literature included with the product?

It reminds me of Arthur Dent's condemnation notice in "Hitchhiker's Guide", except that the back of the "Y" connector did not have a "Beware The Leopard" sign on it.

For now, I'll just use my dynamic mic element on the headset.