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Phantom Power?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jondog, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. jondog


    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    If I want only one unit (a DI box) to receive phantom power from my mixer, will the power bother any of the other mics etc. hooked up to the mixer? I don't think it will but I can't find an answer in the manual and better safe than sorry...
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Unless you're using vintage (and expensive) mics you should be ok
  3. jondog


    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
  4. "Phantom power" is a voltage connected between both signal lines and the ground connection of the XLR socket.

    If all of your inputs are balanced, you should have no problem (with modern equipment, as Pacman says). but if any of your inputs are unbalanced, and connected to the XLR socket, they will get 40 volts across them, and may be damaged.

    Other inputs connected to the mixer line-input quarter-inch Jack sockets, or RCA (phono/hifi type) sockets will not be affected by phantom power.