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

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    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

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    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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