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What is "Phantom power"??

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Broach_insound, Apr 18, 2005.


  1. Broach_insound

    Broach_insound

    Jan 25, 2005
    New York
    I here this in the discriptions of some pedals on musicians friend for example the Sansamp bass drive and I also have it on my firewire solo preamp but I dont know what it is?
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Phantom power is a (usually) 12 or 48V DC electrical current used by some microhpones and other devices that is carried on the same lines as the signal.

    More detail here: http://www.sounddevices.com/tech/phantom.htm

    And while I'm at it, moved to misc. Not quite about effects IMO.
     
  3. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    Doesn't anyone know how to use a Search Engine?
     
  4. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    If you don't want to answer a question, then don't.

    No harm, no foul.

    I for one like the discussion aspect of the forums. Otherwise I would have saved my money and just Googled all my questions.

    If you don't want to answer a question, then don't.

    Getting back on topic now:

    Phantom power?

    What I know was answered in an above post.

    :D

    Joe.
     
  5. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    On the Power Triangle-

    Real(or True) Power would be the base...measured in Watts(only Resistors in the circuit)
    Phantom Power would be the vertical component...measured in VARs(some combination of Capacitors/Inductors in the circuit)

    The Hypoteneuse would some combination of the above...measured in Volt-Amps.

    Did I rememeber what I learned(a long while ago) in AC/DC Theory?
     
  6. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    'Dammit Jim! I'm not an electrical engineer!'

    :eyebrow:

    In english please.

    :D

    Joe.
     
  7. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ...'sfunny, 'cause my major was English.
    ;)
     
  8. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    This answer would have been so much funnier from Mike Mulcahy. Then he could have written "Dammit Jim, I'm a Doctor, not an electrical engineer."

    And it would have all been correct and true. I think that provides so many more irony points. Doesn't it?
     
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I am so tempted to say that you use it to play "Ghost Notes".....:meh:

    ...but I won't!! ;)
     
  10. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Jim, you're thinking of apparent power. ;)
     
  11. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Same thing?
    ...then again, maybe not.

    Dammit!
     
  12. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    Actually I was thinking DeForest Kelley but hey, whatever floats your boat.

    :D

    Joe.
     
  13. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I hate so badly to have to explain a joke that ALMOST worked.

    *heavy, heavy sigh*

    I too was thinking of DeForest Kelley (sp?), but I thought it would be funnier if the 'I'm a Doctor' part of the line came from an actual doctor. It was a potentially amusing moment, cut down in its prime like so many before it. Farewell, potentially amusing moment. We hardly knew ye. :crying: :bawl: :crying:

    Potentially Amusing Moment 2005-2005

    :bawl: :crying: :bawl: ( A moment of silence, please.)
     
  14. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    [​IMG]

    *SNIFF*

    :crying:

    Joe
     
  15. Viviuos

    Viviuos

    Jul 15, 2004
    Nehawka, Nebraska
    HA Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha hehehehe Ha Ha Ha Ha



    Ha Ha Ha

    I'll join the bandwagon.

    Dammit!
     
  16. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Now, I remember-
    Apparent & Imaginary Power are the same("Imaginary" cause you use Imaginary numbers to figure it out...weird).
    So, that's my English degree kickin' in..."Phantom" = "Imaginary". DUH.

    Yes, I am a dumb ass.
    Carry on.
     
  17. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    That would refer to my bank account balance...........





    :D
     
  18. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    :D Good one.

    I needed that!
     
  19. spyingcracker

    spyingcracker

    May 27, 2004
    Your bank account contains the square root of $-1?

    :ninja:
     
  20. Viviuos

    Viviuos

    Jul 15, 2004
    Nehawka, Nebraska
    Now what would you do if you looked at your bank account and it said i ?