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Is it okay to connect Belden 8412 to condenser microphone?

I know there is Belden 8423 which states that it's specially made for phantom power, but I currently only have Belden 8412, since I only had dinamic microphone(before you ask, yes I am planning to buy ...
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USB audio interfaces and unusual guitar output [closed]

I have a nylon crossover guitar, with the output consisting of a male XLR connector instead of the usual jack socket. The instrument does not require an internal battery as it uses the +48v phantom ...
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TRS vs XLR -- phantom power

I watched a video about audio signal levels and at the 3:12 instructor tells basically this: When you are connecting "line level equipment" to the "audio interface", always use ...
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How to supply a microphone with plug-in-power via TRS or TRRS plug?

I would like to use a Rode VideoMicro microphone requiring low-voltage phantom power, or plug-in power, on a device which does not supply plug-in-power. There seem to be commercial options, though I ...
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Is it safe to have 48V supplied on a AudioBox USB96 combo XLR - 1/4" jack and plug in a guitar

I have a AudioBox USB96 interface. The box has two XLR 1/4" Combo jacks. I have a mic that requires 48V and is plugged into one of the connectors. I would like to plug my guitar into the ...
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Line6 UX2 audio card not working correctly with Phantom Power

I've got a problem with my Line6 UX2. I've got Logitech Z625 2.1 speakers plugged inside the output port of the audio card (using an adapter). If phantom power is on (no matter if a microphone is ...
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XLR Condenser mic to 3.5mm input jack. How do I power the mic?

I am using a zoom h1n audio recorder, which takes a 3.5mm (1/8) input jack. I want to upgrade my microphone setup to a large-diaphragm condenser microphone. All the condenser microphones I am checking ...
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How to connect a condenser microphone directly to a PC (without a mixer)

I have a condenser microphone Rode NT2 and I connected it to a PC in this way: The Rode NT2 is connected via XLR to a Behringer Phantom power generator. The phantom power generator is connected to a ...
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Noise and Grounding: what's the point of external phantom power supplies?

I have a Focusrite Scarlet 2i2 2nd gen audio interface, which is powered through its USB bus. I have a AT2035 condenser mic attached to it, using the onboard phantom power capabilities. The interface ...
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Condenser Microphone Without Phantom Power - Constant Noise

Condenser Microphone > XLR Cable > USB Soundcard > Computer I haven't connected a phantom power, it records well but there is a constant noise/static in the background. Please help, how do I get ...
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Input levels (mic/inst/line) and DI-Box

Okay, I'm totally consused about the input levels. Let's say I have an audiointerface Presonus Studio 68. Inputs: Mic/line/inst Mic/line/inst Mic/inst Mic/inst There is also a button "line" which ...
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Condensor mic with phantom power constantly buzzes

I have a AKG Pro Audio C214 Condenser Microphone powered by a 48V phantom power device (Neewer NW-100). There is a very loud, low buzzing, the frequency of which would indicate that its AC ...
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Cost-effective way to convert a clip-on condenser to wireless?

I have a clip-on condenser microphone, the Shure PGA98H-XLR, which I use for my trombone. It ends in an XLR adapter which clips onto my belt, and I can plug an XLR cable into that. For about 90% of ...
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Splitting a condenser mic and using phantom power

I have a condenser mic that requires phantom power. I have a mixer that provides phantom power, and also a dedicated phantom power box if I need it. I would like to hook my microphone up to my mixer, ...
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Phantom Power cause noise [duplicate]

so i have this weird problem, i just bought cheapo generic BM-800 microphone i plug it directly to my PC, while i generate some noise, but overall its ok, as to be expected then i try to boost the ...
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Is it safe to leave phantom power turned on?

I have a Yamama analogue mixer which has a phantom power switch (it turns phantom power on for all channels). We have a few condenser mics that need phantom power as well as a handful of wireless ...
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Can I use phantom power on an iPad?

Is there a way to connect both phantom power and an iPad mini to my computer, so that I can use a condenser microphone in GarageBand? The microphone is an Earamble BM-800 and the phantom power is ...
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Can I damage condenser mic with Phantom Power connected using unbalanced cable?

I have Chord CM05 condenser microphone. For the first trials I bought cheap Phantom Power Supply, like this one: Unfortunately the XLR cable I used was unbalanced one (with pins 1&3 ...
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Phantom Power: Would it run through TSR plugs and if so would it cause electrocution?

I have a professional external sound card and a condenser mic. However I'm not a musician and I have not bought the equipment for the purpose music production as it is only for the purpose developing ...
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Phantom Power Issue

Quick question about phantom power. I know while using full consoles, you want to make sure phantom is off, before plugging in a condenser mic, and the track is muted before turning phantom on, but ...
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Buzzing noise with Taffware BM 700 condenser microphone [duplicate]

I recently bought a Taffware BM 700 mic. See the spec below: I plugged in to my 3.5mm jack on my laptop but it had this buzzing noise everywhere, my voice was unaudible, so I decided to update the ...
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Why do some XLR connectors take batteries?

New to audio recording, and have a question regarding my mics. A few months back I acquired two Audio Technica AT899 lav mics, that I connect to a Zoom h4n. I use these to record interviews. I ...
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Buzzing noise with Condenser Microphone + Phantom advice

I'm using the Floureon® Condenser Microphone 3.5mm BM-800 Studio Recording Mic with the InnoGear® 48V Phantom Power Supply but I'm getting a buzzing noise in the background when I use the phantom ...
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Recording guitar and vocals (condenser mic) simultaneously

I'd like to ask if running a condenser mic on an interface with 48v phantom power enabled (such as the focusrite pro14) at the same time with a guitar in the other input, causes any issues. There is ...
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is it ok to use Phantom mics w/o phantom power

I have some desktop mics, (Shure Microflex412), which are phantom powered. What if i plug it in into powered mixer, without any phantom power ? I used these mics on Peavy powered mixer, which does ...
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Simple phantom power for condenser mic

I am on a tight budget, and would like to some voice recording (e.g. podcasts). I have a decent condenser mic, but I do not have a phantom power supply. The phantom power supply/interface only needs ...
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How to record with a phantom powered microphone on a computer?

I want to record with a CAD Audio GXL2200 Cardioid Condenser Microphone into a laptop, but I don't know how to connect it. The mic did not come with a cord, so I bought one, but the plug in is way ...
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Connect Aux Send to a phantom powered input (designed for electret mics)

I'm trying to connect a mixing console to a videoconferencing equipment, to send the audio out of the console to the mic input of the videoconferencing unit. We are talking about a Yamaha MG166cx ...
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Dual Phantom Power sources?

I have a question if anyone would be kind enough to answer. I have a phantom power on my mixer and my sound card. I have only ever used the phantom supply on the mixer because that is where the mic is ...
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Can I use an AKG WMS40 wireless system to transmit a signal coming from a headphone jack?

I have an AKG WMS40 wireless emitter/receiver combo which I use with a condenser mic that needs phantom power and gets it from the emitter bodypack. If I use a minijack to mini-XLR adapter cable, can ...
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Powering a DI box

We have just installed a new sound system at my church. As part of this we are using a DI box to connect in a keyboard. The DI box needs power either from Phantom Power or a 9V battery. Our sound desk ...
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How do I know if phantom power is on or off?

I have the +48V push rectangle on my small Behringer 602A. How do I know if the phantom power is on or off? Is it on when the light is red and button is pushed in? I am starting with a condenser ...
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Portable phantom power

Does anybody know of a reasonably inexpensive portable (i.e. battery powered) phantom power supply? Most of the ones I've seen are in the $150-$200 range. Or is that in itself inexpensive?
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MKH 415 T POWER

I have been offered a matching pair of Sennheiser MKH415 mics that are powered by T Power rather than 48 phantom. I record on Sound devices 702t and Fostex Fr2le and therefore cannot supply the right ...
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