Phantom power and Trace Elliot head...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bigfrog, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. bigfrog


    Sep 11, 2005

    I use a Trace Ellliot AH 150, and recently two sound guys have told me that the XLR DI does not like phantom power. They both said I could damage the amp if phantom was present on a balanced line from my amp.

    Anyone heard anything similar (or experienced bad things with phantom power)? It would be useful to know, as quite a few desks only provide global phantom.

  2. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    It's only a problem if the amp DI is incorrectly configured. One would hope that Trace would have it correct.
  3. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
    I have a trace elliot head and haven't experienced any problems. I had a demeter HBP-1 and phantom power is a BAD thing
  4. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    From what I understand Trace Elliot DI's have no problem with phantom power. Contact Shane at British Audio Service. He should know for sure.