Phantom on Dynamic mic

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Kunalgiri, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Kunalgiri

    Kunalgiri Active Member

    Jan 12, 2006
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    Hi all

    I just got my new mixer Behinger UB2442FX pro, how ever I was wondering if some one could help me clear a doubt on Phantom +48 on Dynamic mic. I have 5set of Drum mics (CAD drum tour mic) which can be connected via XLR inputs on the mixer but If I need to use the drum mic set along with a condenser mic on the same mixer will the drum mics get effected by the +48 phantom power that is needed for the condenser mic, Or is there a risk on the mixer board if I supply +48 to a dynamic mic?

    I am quite new to recording and would appreciate your suggestion and advice. Thanks to all in advance :lol:

  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    all things being equal and no unexpected faults

    there is NO problem

    the phantom 48volts is equally on both pins 2 and 3
    .. with respect to ground
    the Mic trafo is on pins 2 and 3 so the net effect on the trafo is zero

    that was a crappy explanation
    do a google search and you will find many phantom explanations with diagrams

    it's all good
  3. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

    Feb 21, 2005
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    Just remember to switch the phantom power on only after you have connected the microphones.
  4. Spookym15

    Spookym15 Guest

    Phantom power wont hurt dynamic mics...unless they are ribbons they will do damage to any ribbon mics unless they are condensor ribons. But as far as your SM57 phantom power wont hurt it.

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