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48v Phantom Power

Discussion in 'Studio Techniques' started by Fr3ShiE, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Fr3ShiE

    Fr3ShiE Member

    Guys I have only one mic that requires 48v Phantom Power. I use a PreSonus D8 that selects two inputs at a time. If I use all eight pre's for the drums, one of my Shure SM57s is running on the input set that has Phantom Power activated, do I need to worry about hurting the Shure microphone at all or is this something that is OK to allow?

  3. mattrixx

    mattrixx Senior member

    All good... wont hurt anything there.
  4. JuanTahnahmahrah

    JuanTahnahmahrah Senior member

  5. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    I can assure you that it can and most likely will, if the mic is a standard ribbon mic. I just toasted my one and only ribbon last week. Could hear it dying via the headphones:

    brrz, tbzzz, zzsst, bzz, bz, zs, s, ...

    Fortunately it was a cheap one and I wasn't very happy with it anyway.

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