Phantom Powering for Condenser Microphones
Phantom powering is a system for remotely powering condenser
microphones via the same lines used by non-powered microphones. There
is a great deal of misunderstanding amongst the musical community
over this topic. Since most musicians use the jungle drum method of
exchanging information, and since their understanding of electronic
things typically is barely enough to enable them to operate their
equipment, a simple topic such as this often takes on a life of its
own, much like a rumor started at a party...
How Phantom Powering Works.
An article telling how it works, and why it works, and some
easy-to-follow do's and don'ts. In the process, I try to debunk
several popular myths (like the ribbon microphone myth).
Phantom supply 1 of 3
Rectifier and filter
circuits for a do-it-yourself phantom power
Phantom2 supply 2 of 3
Voltage regulator circuit for the phantom power supply.
Phantom3 supply 3 of 3
Applying phantom power to a mixer's inputs.
How and why its different from Phantom Powering. How it works, why it works,
why it's not compatible with other microphones. A couple of adaptor
Last modified 3/15/2009.