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Phantom Power +15v or +48v for AT4040

Discussion in 'Recording' started by bgavin, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. bgavin

    bgavin Guest

    My Rane preamps provide +15v phantom power. The specs for my new AT4040 say +48v.

    What are the ramifications of using +15v phantom power with the AT4040 mic?

    I found this in my Rane Tech Notes (#148)

    [ August 30, 2003, 12:31 PM: Message edited by: bgavin ]
     
  2. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    Plug the mic in. If it passes signal, all is well.
    Phantom power is a wide spec.
     
  3. bgavin

    bgavin Guest

    Thanks. I was more worried about passing smoke.

    Once the magic smoke escapes from the mic, it doesn't work anymore. I've seen first-hand this concept with computers, so I assume it is the same with mics.
     

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