Pantom power with valve mics

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by John Stafford, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    I hope everyone had a good Christmas!

    I'm waiting for my Christmas present (from myself!) to arrive. It's an AT4060.

    As it has its own power supply, I was wondering if I need to turn phantom power off when I use it. At the moment I have an Apogee Mini-Me, so power can't be used on just one channel, so I'd like to leave it on to power the mic on the other input.

    Thanks in advance!
    John Stafford
     
  2. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

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    If the power supply is well designed, you don't need to worry about it. Just make sure that like with ribbon mics, if you are sending phantom power to it that your cables don't have any shorts in them.

    --Ben
     
  3. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ben
    I just wanted to be on the safe side.

    Cheers
    John
     

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