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Do I have phantom power

Discussion in 'Recording' started by capnlevon, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. capnlevon

    capnlevon Guest

    Hello,
    I have a BOSS BR-864 and I am looking to buy a set of condensor mics. The stats on the mics say that they need a phantom power source. Does the BR-864 provide phantom power to mics directly connected to it?
     
  2. Nika

    Nika Guest

    I doubt it, but there are various devices out there that you can buy for not a whole lot of money that provide phantom power. It's just a little in-line box that plugs into the wall and goes between the microphone and the recorder.

    Another solution would be buying a condenser mic that provides power by means of a battery, such as the AKG C1000s.

    Cheers!
    Nika
     
  3. Brock

    Brock Guest

    BR-864

    What you are going to have to do is get a small mike-pre ie: DBX mini-pre but it only has one input for about 59 to 79 dollars, ore do as I did. For about 180 dollars you can get a Peavey 8 mixer. It has 4XLR for mikes with phantom power and will also give you more control over your sound plus you won"t have to keep unpluging and re-pluging when you want to go from mike to guitar or bass or whatever. Good luck.

    Brock
     
  4. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    i wouldn't use an aditional mic pre with this unit. All you will be doing is pre amping the signal twice, decreasing signal to noise and generally smearing the sound.

    The best solution IMO is to either use condensors that are battery powered .... (not the best way for a number of reasons) or to buy an outboard phantom power supply like those Audio Technica makes.

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