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    Default Phantom Power for Sennheiser e906

    Can this microphone "take" or rather, be unaffected by whether or not phantom power is on?

    I have an audio interface that has 2 microphone preamps, but only 1 switch that toggles phantom power for both. I am planning on recording with that microphone and a condenser mic that needs phantom, but I want to make sure the phantom won't fry or otherwise damage my Sennheiser.

    I know some dynamics can have phantom power applied without damaging or affecting them, but not all.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatOz View Post
    Can this microphone "take" or rather, be unaffected by whether or not phantom power is on?

    I have an audio interface that has 2 microphone preamps, but only 1 switch that toggles phantom power for both. I am planning on recording with that microphone and a condenser mic that needs phantom, but I want to make sure the phantom won't fry or otherwise damage my Sennheiser.

    I know some dynamics can have phantom power applied without damaging or affecting them, but not all.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Phantom Power for Sennheiser e906

    Damn. Now I'm going to have to track down an old H4n.
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    Default Re: Phantom Power for Sennheiser e906

    I contacted my Sweetwater Sales guy, and he agrees with GuitarStv.

    Using phantom on dynamics is almost never an issue. It can be an issue with some ribbon mics, but even then, it's not common anymore. It also does not affect noise in guitar recording either.

    Basically, if you have a ribbon mic, especially a vintage one, then you should be concerned. Otherwise, not an issue.

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    Default Re: Phantom Power for Sennheiser e906

    right, dont use phantom power on an old ribbon mic or you wont have a working mic any more but dynamic mics are fine with it

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    Default Re: Phantom Power for Sennheiser e906

    I've always figured anyone rich enough to afford a ribbon mic probably works in a studio and already knows not to connect it to phantom power.




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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarStv View Post
    I've always figured anyone rich enough to afford a ribbon mic probably works in a studio and already knows not to connect it to phantom power.




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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarStv View Post
    I've always figured anyone rich enough to afford a ribbon mic probably works in a studio and already knows not to connect it to phantom power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwilightOdyssey View Post
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    You can get some very inexpensive ribbon mics these days.

    Like this guy, $250

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    Default Re: Phantom Power for Sennheiser e906

    i had a pair of old shure ribbon mics that sounded glorious! not sure where they ran off to, but they ran off at somepoint. cool to have but a little delicate for anything id use em for anyway

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    I have a Cascade Fat Head that sounds great on guitar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwilightOdyssey View Post
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    You can get some very inexpensive ribbon mics these days.
    A cheap chinese ribbon mic is the secret weapon of the studio Clawfinger and Meshuggah use.
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