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I would use the sound desk. It's always on & you won't need to swap it out every couple weeks. Hopefully... :) Drawbacks? You may need to use a ground lift on your keyboard if there's hum. For a relatively stationary system like a church...no need to fiddle with batteries.


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It would be very unusual for equipment to put phantom power out to TRS inputs. One reason is that connecting an unbalanced TS connector would shorten one line with phantom power but not the other, resulting in a high bias voltage for whatever equipment. Another is that TRS sockets are forming connections almost nilly-willy when plugging in which makes them ...


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To which input should I insert both an active di-box with a passive guitar and a passive dibox with an active guitar? MIC input without phantom power (unless the active DI box is powered by phantom power). To which inputs should I insert all the rest of the guitars without di-box and different types of the pickups? INST input. How can my 3-4 ...


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Yes, microphones like the AT899 give you the option of using internal battery power OR phantom power (from the XLR). Yes, microphones like the Rode Lav require phantom power without the option. Yes, the more phantom power is sucked out of your Zoom H6, the faster it drains the available battery power. You are almost always better off running equipment ...


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If those mics works without phantom check if they have a battery installed as they can work with battery power to provide the phantom. Condenser mics will not work without phantom. If you plug a dynamic mic like sm58 nothing bad will happen. You should be cautious when you use more sensitive mics like the most of the ribbon mics that will be damaged by the ...


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The product you linked is the one for the job. And since you give to your condenser mic the power it needs to operate, you can connect it anywhere you could connect any dynamic mic, such as a simple XLR-USB audio interface.


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As a trombone player, you play an instrument with an extremely wide dynamic range. Unfortunately if you attempt to run this wirelessly you will run into big issues with companding (compression/expansion) over the wireless audio channel. The cheaper you go, the worse these issues will be. Unfortunately it will make your instrument sound rubbish. If you are ...


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Split it after the phantom power box. This way you have only one phantom source. If you had 2, any difference between them in voltage would create current from one source to the other. I suspect nothing major would happen but it just seems better not to.


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Since most laptops have only one input (usually for microphones, not line-in) nowadays, it would be safer to have an 2 channel usb or firewire interface. It should have phantom powered inputs anyways so you don't have to bother with external ones.


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Yep, you're correct - the red light means on. And best practice dictates connecting the mic first, then turning on phantom power.


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The audio software is not impressed by phantom power except when you turn it on/off when already recording. In which case its peak detection might be seriously off when normalizing your tracks unless you cut out the resulting spikes. Hardware, however, namely input circuits and microphones might be less happy. Again, this has very little to do with the ...


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The descriptions are iffy and the "reviews" on the web completely skip over all relevant details. The connector in the microphone itself is XLR and (according to some review) can be directly hooked up to a proper microphone input with phantom power. However, the cable as delivered is XLR->3.5mm which makes it likely that this microphone does not actually ...


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Unlikely phantom power will help , it's not a true condenser microphone, it should run fine off usb power to be honest as it doesn't need the full phantom power, it will run off phantom power and you may get a little better quality as a result. but don't think that's your problem. I'd keep digging and trying to find the real problem. It maybe the usb power ...


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The phantom box has an XLR output that will still be microphone level for a true condenser microphone. Which is way less than the typical electret condenser capsule connected to a computer, and in connection with the typical analog circuit quality of built-in sound-cards, you have to expect a certain noise floor not really reflecting your investment. You ...


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Can you still return it? Then try that. Seeing that price, gee, this is an extremely cheap product. Great membrane condenser mics for 100 bucks are considered cheap already.. So it may be easy to simply get a defective device. Something not soldered properly. Bad material, like partially corroded copper that's supposed to have low resistance. (I've seen ...


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According to the information on the Amazon.UK page you cited, the Floureon® BM-800 microphone DOES NOT use phantom power. There is no reason to use the InnoGear® 48V Phantom Power Supply at all. Since you DO NOT need it, and since it adds extra noise, I can't see that there is any reason to use it at all.


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Reading various reviews on this mic [including the ones underneath your source at Amazon], it appears that it can run on anything between 9v & 48v. It can just about get 9v through USB alone, so tbh, if it works like that, use it like that. I suspect you're getting mains hum over your 48v phantom supply, which is very likely to be incurable without ...


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It will be fine if you run it through a DI box for guitar. B&H DI Box


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A quote from page 6 of the PDF Manual for the Peavey PVi® 8B: (1) 3-PIN LOW-IMPEDANCE MICROPHONE INPUT This input is for typical balanced, low-impedance microphones. It will automatically provide phantom power (15V) for condenser mics or active direct boxes. This has an input impedance of 1k ohms. The connector is wired as: Pin 1=shield; Pin 2=...


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The "three prong plug" you are talking about is an XLR connector. It is pretty much standard with when working with professional audio gear (it is rugged and less susceptible to noise). XLR connectors look like these two (female and male): The GXL2200 microphone has the following specifications - notice the P48 phantom power requirements: Operating ...


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You need an audio interface, and one with phantom power (that microphone needs phantom power). An interface will connect to the computer through USB or Firewire (typically), and handle the input and output of audio (converting analogue to digital and vice versa). Connecting your microphone(s), instrument(s) and speakers/headphones to the interface is just ...


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According to the datasheet for the microphone (located here), this microphone requires a 48 Vdc phantom power supply. You can fabricate or purchase a suitable phantom power supply with a balanced-to-unbalanced adapter so that the mic can be connected properly to your laptop computer. Alternatively, you can purchase an inexpensive mixer that has the proper ...


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I decided to make my dumb idea an answer. Get two direct injection boxes - they could be active or passive but they have to have ground lifts. Connect the TRS out on the mixer to the DI boxes using just TS cables. You'll be grounding out half of the mixer outs but the mic inputs probably have a good amount of gain on them. Then make sure ground is lifted on ...


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No, if you're running your microphone in your mixer, and your mixer into your sound card, there is no way to use phantom power from your sound card. It wouldn't hurt your microphone, because the phantom power would try to power the outputs of your mixer, but it could (if its a bad mixer) damage your outputs on the mixer. If you think you're getting noise ...


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According to the service manual (available on the AKG website) the phantom power is 3.9v and is connected to pin 3, so the microphone connector should have pins 2 and 3 shorted. If I understand this correctly, the included cable won't have this short and will only connect pin 1 (ground) and pin 2 (signal) so there shouldn't be any risk. I have used the PT 40 ...


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