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ATM-35 + SWR Baby Blue II ?

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Robert, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. Robert


    Nov 14, 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Okay, I understand that the Audio Technica ATM-35 goosehead mic is an active one. But can it be powered alone by battery or is the 48V supply a nessecity? I was planning to use it with my SWR combo. Is this idea any good you?

    I know that a microphone is far more prone to feedback, compared to a pickup. Is the ATM-35 more resistant than average?
  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    According to the spec at http://www.audio-technica.com/prodpro/profiles/ATM35.html it can be powered on battery alone. IME condenser mics use very little current and you can expect the battery to last quite a while, so I wouldn't worry about phantom power. They say "1000 hours typical"

    It's a cardiod mic so it can be less prone to feedback than an omnidirectional mic, but you still have to worry about where you point it as well as other room variables.
  3. Robert


    Nov 14, 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Thanks for the fast reply!

    Is this mic suited to be connected to the SWR amp directly? I've heard all this talk about hi/lo impedance devices.

    What devices are suited to be connected to the amps regular input, and what are suited for the effect loop input?