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(@rodders)
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Can anyone explain phantom power to me. (As if I were a 5 year old please.)
Just interested really as I have a Marshall AS100D acoustic amp and it has a button for phantom, only it doesn't seem to make any difference.

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(@diceman)
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Condenser microphones and some (most) effects pedals require a current to function . Many times they have a battery to provide this current . Some also can run on phantom power . Professional microphones are generally balanced , which means they require a 3 wire cable (XLR or TRS) to connect them to a mixer or other balanced input device .

A phantom power source supplies power to the microphone through the 3 wire cable that connects the microphone to the mixer or amp that it is going into . The voltage does not affect other non-phantom power microphones but will supply power to those devices that do need it . The advantage gained is that dead batteries will not prevent a device from working .

I hope this helps .

If I claim to be a wise man , it surely means that I don't know .


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(@rodders)
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Thanks diceman,
so its as simple as that :D :D :D

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