Discussion in 'Microphones' started by bleached04, May 8, 2007.
If phantom power was accidentally left on will it mess up the mic? Thanks
Hmmm....did you patch it while phantom power was on? This could definitely cause a problem.
If you just turned it on while the mic was plugged in, it shouldn't be an issue.
Ribbon microphones are like little fuses that don't accept any current. If you have a bad cable that could possibly have intermittents between any of the pins, you risk " popping the fuse". End of story. End of ribbon microphone.
Ms. Remy Ann David
the Royer 121 ribbon mic will tolerate phantom power. For best and safety reasons, turn on your preamp first - ensure that the phantom power is of - then plug the Royer 121 ribbon microphone.
Other ribbon microphones are not as tolerant on phantom power, for that the Royer design is great.
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