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48V Phantom Power through any mic cord?

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by Timinator, May 23, 2011.

  1. Timinator

    Timinator Supporting Member

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    Is any standard mic cord OK for powering a mic that needs 48V of phantom power or do you need a better/special cord?
     
  2. RustyAxe

    RustyAxe Member

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    Any mic cable will do. There isn't much current.
     
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    It can't be one of those cables that converts the XLR from the mic to 1/4 phono. I know that seems like a no brainer, but it sometimes gets people. You need 3 wires (XLR to XLR) in order for phantom power to work. Otherwise, the quality of the cable doesn't really matter. The Phantom used very little energy.
     

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