M-Audio Delta 1010LT Jumper Settings

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by uberfag, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. uberfag

    uberfag Guest

    I ordered the mentioned sound card recently (due to come in any day now!) and have been reading the manual to keep me busy until it comes. I purchased the sound card to receive my condensers (MXL 990/991 Set) and serve as an A/D device. The condensers require phantom power (obviously!), so I purchased a phantom power device (ARTcessories Phantom II) to power the mics. Okay, with this background in mind, here's my question. I read (in the sound card manual) that the jumpers can be set for either line levels or mic levels, but the manual for the sound card is rather confusing, even contradicting itself at times ( http://media.zzounds.com/media/DELTA1010LTr3-2d71ed3d86b5e5c15f4af7249afb73e7.pdf, jumpers p.7 of manual). My phantom power has a balanced output (XLR); it is to my understanding that the jumpers should be set for an operating line level for the phantom power (seems as if my question is answered, but then the guide also says: "...one for a microphone line level compatible with low impedance dynamic microphones (those that do not require phantom power, such as condenser microphones)"...condenser microphones DON"T require phantom power? Yeah, right. It does however, suggest this setting for a pre amp or dynamic processer, would phantom power be along these lines of an external hardware source as well?). I just need some clarification so that I set my card up properly. Many thanks for anyone's help!

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