Phantom power through a studio snake box

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by overlookfran, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. overlookfran

    overlookfran Guest

    simple question: will the 48v travel through a studio snake box?
  2. billblues

    billblues Active Member

    Apr 16, 2005
    you didn't say what length and wire size were but I believe the 48v phantom pwr is direct current so voltage drop shouldn't be an issue. is the snake going to be used for live or recording?
  3. ghellquist

    ghellquist Member

    May 25, 2004
    Yes. It will go through the snake without problems. Of course snakes may be made differently, so generally the ones with XLR contacts on both ends will be what to look for.

  4. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    Absolutely. In most cases (like 99% of the time) you're all set.

    If you have doubts though, just turn on the Phantom power and lick the XLR jacks on the box. If it tastes like burning, you've got a direct phantom output. When you wake up, turn off phantom and hook up your mics and then fire it back up again. :-?

    Oh, I pitty my interns. :twisted:


  5. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I've been having problems with my car? Will it work if I try it on my car battery? :? :-? :shock: :? :-? :(
  6. took-the-red-pill

    took-the-red-pill Active Member

    Jan 10, 2005
    Near Clagary
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    Yes, except when you wake up there is a white light, and soft music, and the guy in a robe and sandals standing over you says in his most incredulous voice: "What the Hell are YOU doing here!?

    You try to answer but what's left of your tongue just can't come up with anything.

    Good question though

  7. VulcanDC

    VulcanDC Active Member

    Mar 13, 2005
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    LOL.... :D :D :D

    I hope overlookfran didn't stick his tongue into the XLR port.... ;)

    overlookfran, Just make sure you mark the snakes which carry the power... ( saves time during a session.. :) )
  8. dpd

    dpd Active Member

    Sep 29, 2004
    Funny, Cucco - that's how I've tested 9V batteries for 35 years.

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