Gathering opinions on how you would send a signal from a condenser mic to an amp and a PA. The obvious and most simple way is to use a Y-cable with the 48v phantom power coming from the FOH console. The next option would be to still Y at the mic but use a mic preamp to provide the phantom. Both these choices are pretty straight forward. I prefer the second idea as it makes the mic/amp rig completely independent from the FOH system. An variation would be to send the signal from the preamp rather than from the mic. Not sure if there are advantages one way or the other. Now here's where I start to have real questions. I'm thinking of going mic to mic preamp (an FMR Audio RNP) to tuner (that acts as a mute) and splitting the signal here with a Radial JDI. I own all this stuff already so I'm more looking for opinions on the basic principle rather than on specific pieces of the puzzle. Although if you have experienced based opinions on those I'd be a fool not to listen. Part of me says it's big overkill (or worse) to use a DI to send a mic signal to FOH while another part says the mute to tune option is worth exploring. Ok, start shooting holes in my boat.