Re: My Audio Buddy problem
Re: My Audio Buddy problem
Dan Dugan <>
Thu, 26 Aug 2004 12:00:19 -0700
Bill Rankin wrote:
>If it is possible to power the unit with batteries they would need
>to be able to handle the current draw of the CAD M179 mic which is
>listed as 8 mA. I get the impression that these batteries would need
>to be big and heavy am I right on this? I would need them to last at
>least an hour in the field.
8 mA is really a small current drain. Aside from the Audio Buddy, I
am a Denecke dealer and can sell you the PS-1A phantom power supply
for $118. See:
It will power your mike for a couple of days on a 9-Volt battery.
>From Tue Mar 8 18:27:40 2005
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 07:31:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: umashankar <>
Subject: Re: My Audio Buddy problem.
first off, you can connect a 9 v dc supply where 9 v
ac is required. you may in fact need more than 9 volts
- approximately 9 x 1.4 volts (which is what would be
happening if the 9 volt ac was rectified and smoothed
inside the audio buddy.
9 volt dc should cause absolutely no harm.
--- Bill Rankin <> wrote:
> Hi All
> Way back in February this year there was a
> discussion on the CAD M179 microphone which
> Walter,Klas and others reckoned was a pretty good
> low noise mic for the price. So recently, when my
> wife had to go on a business trip to the States I
> took the opportunity to suggest that she by me a
> present while she was there ;-)
> Now, realising I also needed phantom power for the
> mic I thought I would also get the small "Audio
> Buddy" a dual preamp and phantom power supply unit
> which had also has been previously mentioned by
> members of this group as a good unit.
> However I think I outsmarted myself. I thought the
> Audio Buddy would be able to be powered in the field
> using a gel cell battery by dropping a 12v down to
> the required 9 volts but on unpacking the unit back
> here in Australia I find that the 9 volt power
> required is 9 volts AC not DC as I originally
> thought. I guess I didn't read the specs properly.
> Do any of you electronic experts know how I can
> power the Audio Buddy in the field? I am only a
> novice in the soldering iron department but can
> follow a basic diagram.
> I intended to use this setup in the field with an
> additional CAD M179 mic (if the first one turned out
> to be satisfactory) for stereo atmospheres and so
> weight was not going to be a problem once I had
> carted the stuff to the right spot of course.
> Bill Rankin
> Australian Wildlife Sound Recording Group
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