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Will Phantom Power hurt my Ampeg BA-115

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by aparker82, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. aparker82


    Sep 19, 2012
    I almost bought a recording interface tonight but it didn't allow for turning off of phantom power, my Ampeg BA-115 has a XLR line out but I don't want to chance damaging amp if it's a possibility. I'd rather just find another entry level audio interface if it will damage my amp.
  2. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    You are fine. There are capacitors in the line out circuit in the BA-115 that block the DC voltage.
  3. aparker82


    Sep 19, 2012
    Awesome, thank you very much!
  4. ThisBass


    Aug 29, 2012
    Line outs are always DC blocked, sometimes with Elkos 15..20V. That's more then enough to block any DC offset but those Elkos burst at Phantom Power.
    Even some XLR DI outs may not be resistant to Phantom power.
    I'd check the manual first or contact ampeg.
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  6. Hi.

    Perhaps it's just me, but I wouldn't buy a recording interface or a mixer that didn't have the possibility of easily turning the phantom power off.

    Restricts the use of ribbon mics for example, and may cause troubles with DI's.


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