phantom power for soundgrabber ii

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#1 bigmik

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 02:11 PM

i needed a mic for a church install, only one available was a sg II. how can i modify it for phantom power?

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 03:49 PM

If you are looking at using phnatom power I would recommend you move up, at least one model, to the PZM-185. It is basically the same as the Sound Grabber 2 but it can be powered by phantom power while the Sound Grabber II can not.


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Posted 29 September 2006 - 11:16 AM

Being a little more specific, phantom power into a Soundgrabber 2 will fry the FET in the mic capsule. The PZM-185 has the required electronics to handle 12-48V phantom power, where the Soundgrabber 2 does not.

So, do not try to attach an XLR connector to the Soundgrabber 2 cable and connect to a mic input with phantom power, unless you want to destroy a working microphone.
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