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does phantom power harm dynamic mics?

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by GentleG, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. GentleG

    GentleG Guest


    I have a Presonus Firepod which has 8 mic inputs with phantom power on 2 blocks of 4 inputs. At this moment I have 4 condensers and some dynamics.
    I'm planning to buy 2 more condensers.
    I would have to switch on phantom power for all 8 inputs.
    Could I savely use dynamics on the remaining 2 inputs (sm57 / md441u / d112) ?
    Or is it necesary to buy external phantom power to power my 2 new condensers?

  2. From my experience and what I understand from reading manuals, it is totally fine to have phantom power on while using dynamic mics. It shouldn't cause any problems. Dynamic mics simply ignore the DC current from pin 2/3 to pin 1. A link follows that should be able to explain it better.

  3. vaibhs

    vaibhs Guest

    though dynamics neglect phantom it is not usually advised to
    be carfull to remove phantom before connecting or removing the mic else a spike can damage the diaphram
  4. GentleG

    GentleG Guest

    thank you very much,
    both of you

  5. karbomusic

    karbomusic Active Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Charlotte, NC
    Yes, as long as it is a balanced microphone and connection.

    Best regards-


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