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Author Topic: Phantom Power With A Split  (Read 723 times)

steve rakas

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Phantom Power With A Split
« on: April 30, 2007, 05:06:47 pm »

i am using a foh console (gl2400) and a monitor mixer for ears (mix wiz) and am currently just using y-cables at the snake to split the signal.  when using phantom power which board should i enable it on?  foh or monitors?  i am upgrading my drum mics from dynamic mics to condensers that require phantom power so you can see why i'm askin.  thanx in advance.
Towson , MD

Ales Dravinec 'Alex'

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Re: Phantom Power With A Split
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007, 05:15:23 pm »

For the reason, that phantom powered mics absolutely need ground return line (pin #1), FOH seems like a logical solution. MON console might get 'ground lifted' so problems are more likely to occur.

From where I come we always apply phantom from foh, except when active splitters w/phantom are on stage.

Just avoid applying phantom from both mixers...

Hope this helps

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