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Use mic's own phantom power or pre's?

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by Barkingdogstudios, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. Barkingdogstudios

    Barkingdogstudios Active Member

    I'm using an AKG Solidtube microphone which comes with it's own phantom power supply.

    My pre also has phantom power available which I can turn on or off. Should I continue to use the AKG's own supply unit (figuring that it's likely better calibrated to the mic) or am I just introducing another layer of uneccessary hardware into the chain?
  2. Barkingdogstudios

    Barkingdogstudios Active Member

    Actually, I just remembered that the mic also has a special cord that runs from the mic to the phantom power supply .... so I can't bypass it.

    I'm guessing that all mics that come with their own phantom supplies use a specialized cord.
  3. Mundox

    Mundox Guest

    If the mic has a box that supplies the power, it needs that power. Tubes use different power scheme than simple phantom power.

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