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My Audio Buddy problem.

Subject: My Audio Buddy problem.
From: "Bill Rankin" <>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 17:41:38 +1000
Hi All

Way back in February this year  there was a discussion on the CAD M179 micr=
ophone which Walter,Klas and others reckoned was a pretty good low noise mi=
c 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 whil=
e 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 uni=
t  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 abl=
e to be powered in the field using a gel cell battery by dropping a 12v dow=
n 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 th=
e field? I am only a novice in the soldering iron department  but can follo=
w 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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