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Can power be supplied to a lavalier via the connector?

I have a BOYA BY-M1 lavalier mic which has its own battery unit. However, I want to attempt to supply power through the 4 pole TRRS jack itself for a project. I had attempted solutions for similar ...
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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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i have a 48 volt Innogear phantom power that is causing a thumping noise to be in my recording

so I have had an innogear preamp for about a year now and it is in great condition but it's causing my recordings to have a thumping noise in it I don't know what to do should I toss it and buy a new ...
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Power supply for single Eurorack module

I am new to Eurorack modules and I ordered a Pittsburgh Lifeforms Percussion Sequencer (https://pittsburghmodular.com/store/lifeforms-percussion-sequencer). I read the online manual before ordering ...
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How to power an outdoor DJ Set?

I occasionally see videos of outdoor DJ sets is places that look like they are far from any standard power source. There are many on YouTube but here is an example: . ...
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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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furman power conditioner stuck in delay 1 flashing mode

Background: We have 2 furman power conditioners/sequencers (ps-8r) that, from what I am told, talk to each other. Recently, the remote ps-8r stopped working properly. It seems to be stuck at "Delay ...
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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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Plug-in power microphone to PC

I have a Rode VideoMicro microphone that uses a plug-in power jack with min 3V; I'm able to use it on my PC but the sound quality is really bad compared to its use on a camera. I'm wondering if this ...
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When to use a power conditioner (e.g. Panamax M5400-PM) vs a pure sine wave UPS (e.g. CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD)

I have a rack that contains my A/V equipment (big screen TV, A/V receiver, cable box) and my network equipment (server, modem, router). I want clean power supply for the A/V equipment for whenever I ...
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Mic compatibility with Canon VIXIA camcorder?

What types of microphones are compatible with the Canon VIXIA HF R700 camcorder? All Canon's documentation states is Microphone Terminal 3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack... which lead me to believe ...
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sound reinforcement & power - Is it possible to utilize multiple power circuits?

What would be the proper solution (if any) for an intended sound reinforcement system with a power requirement greater than any one circuit can provide at a specific venue? For example, suppose I have ...
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Correct Amplifier Rating for Klipsch RP-150M Speakers [closed]

I am looking into buy a pair of bookshelf speakers, and have narrowed the field down to a pair of Klipsch RP-150Ms. However, before I purchase them, I would like to know if the amplifier/receiver I ...
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Woofer size and power required to drive accurately 1 meter away microphone for frequencies 50-250 Hz

I am working on Active Noise Cancellation project. For my project, I need a simple woofer(loudspeaker driver) to drive the microphone at one meter away for frequencies 50-250 Hz. I have a 5" woofer in ...
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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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Are the benefits of “Balanced Power” fact or fiction?

Are the benefits of “Balanced Power” fact or fiction? I have been reading about “Balanced Power” (aka “Technical Power”), but there seems to be a fairly small number of sources for information about ...
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Not enough power to run speakers at 60ft distance?

I am trying to move my powered mixer to the back of a building. The wires have to travel 60ft to the mic's and speakers at the front of the building. When I tried this I could not get sound to come ...
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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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Furman power conditioner - can I use with a power bar to expand my outputs?

I've been running my studio setup of about 15 - 16 pieces of audio gear (computer, monitors, mixer, etc) using a couple of surge protected power bars. I decided it would be a good idea to get a power ...
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Amplifier + Speakers setup

I have a noob question about an amp/speaker setup that I would like to buy. I currently have a Behringer EUROPOWER EP2000 amplifier with two passive Behringer EUROLIVE B212XL speakers. The amplifier ...
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Power Conditioner: Is it worth investing a little more?

Since my studio gear has gotten some additions (new synth etc.) I'm running into power issues. First of all I get a hint of 6,5kHz (+harmonics) on the instrument input of my RME Fireface UC. Second I'...
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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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using many USB inputs

does using many usb 2.0 input makes the audio quality any bad? because I am using 6 usb input in my laptop through usb audio interfaces, keys , sonuus and other devices. I doubt it might lower my ...
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Am I missing something about how to turn on my new (used) H4n?

I can't seem to find anyone with my problem, so I have to assume I'm rather unintuitive with this product, or I've got a defective unit. Just received a used H4n from Amazon. Took it out, looked it ...
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Is mains conditioning necessary to protect equipment?

I've had a request for a mains conditioning unit on a system that has run off mains for years with no problems. I've never heard of any surges or oddities like that and so I'm wondering what the value ...
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Why do we need power amplifier with hundred watts of power?

For normal home audio systems, the speakers usually have sensitivities around 85~90 dB. So according to the sound pressure chart, it's pretty loud already at 1 Watt of power. Then why do audio ...
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Connect powered speakers to powered mixer?

I would like to know if it isn't dangerous to connect a pair of speakers (Edifier r1000tc power supplied) to Beringher PMH2000 (power mixer).
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Rechargeable Batteries [duplicate]

Was looking for any good recommendations on reliable power/battery solutions. Working on set, Location Sound and other equipment can soup up the power as many of you may know. I've tried the 15min ...
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Amplifier Power Ratings

I want to understand the rating of my Marantz PM6002 amp. The backplate says: System 1: 4 - 16 Ohms System 2: 4 - 16 Ohms 1 + 2 : 8 - 16 Ohms So looking at the backplate, am I within the stated ...
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Isolation Transformer

Hello, I am running a Macbook Pro 15" into an edirol USB interface which connects to my Samson Rubicon R6a monitors via XLR. My power supply causes horrible noise in my monitors and i am aware i need ...
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What (affordable) precautions can I take to protect DJ equipment when using a generator?

I'm hosting an outdoor party and want to protect our DJ's equipment. We have a 5000 watt generator that is pretty consistent and will far exceed our power needs. I can't afford the battery bank/...
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How does the voltage affect the operation of an electret capsule?

I'm doing some field recordings with electret microphones. The manufacturer says they require a voltage between 2 and 10 volts. My Zoom H2N recorder delivers something around 2 to 3 volts I believe, ...
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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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Is the Behringer A500 Ultra-linear amplifier a good purchase?

Hi all, At home I monitor on passive Dynaudio Acoustics BM5s, which I like very much. However, as my power amp has broken, I'm looking for a replacement. For the money (~£160) the Behringer A500 ...
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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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Do you use power conditioning?

Using power conditioning? What type and what for? Either Studio or Field/Location rigs?