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Re: Neumann too hot for AKAI?
      23/04/12 03:54 PM
Quote jonathan2008:

The phantom power measures 51.4v at the unit and 51.v3 at the mic (inputs 1&2) and 50.4v at both the unit and the mic (inputs 3&4).




This is slightly high but well within tolerances. There shouldn't be able voltage drop across a short-ish cable -- if there is it suggests the cable has significant resitance which isn't a good thing!

The phantom voltage at thge mic will be lower when a load (mic) is connected because the current flow through the output resistors with generate a voltage loss. It should be between about 32 and 38V for the Rode and Neumann, respectively.

Quote:

Might the voltage from the AKAI be too high for the mic?




No, the phantom spec is 48 +/-4V -- meaning 44-52V is the tolerance range and your system is easily within that.

Your current measurement (presumably shorting between pins 2/3 and 1) of 7mA indicates a healthy supply too.

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