manwilde wrote:@Mike: Thank you for your advice. Taking a look at mic splitters that won´t break the bank, and following suggestions on this thread, I´ve found that the Studiospares RED800 (https://www.studiospares.com/8-channel-mic-splitter---studiospares-red800_458950.htm) sells for 110€, while the ART S8 (https://www.studiospares.com/art-s8-8-way-passive-mic-splitter_325480.htm) is 285€. I guess the difference in price is due to quality construction?. Is the Studiospares reliable enough?.
Some of my work was for BBC Local Radio and I never found the need to invest in the 'expensive' splitters. I was at the Studiospares end of the spectrum... :) I have several of their RED boxes for various utility tasks; they're well-built and have always performed more than satisfactorily for me.
The more expensive splitters are probably using 'better' transformers. They can handle a wider dynamic range without distorting. But it was never an issue for me.
and :thumbup: :thumbup: for Orchid...
And while I'm here... part of the 'splitters protocol' needs to be to determine pre-gig who will be providing phantom power to any capacitor mics in use. It needs to be agreed if it will be 'live' or 'recorded' - not both (or neither :o :oops: ! )