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Re: decent portable mic pre with optical out

Subject: Re: decent portable mic pre with optical out
From: "stoatwizard" stoatwizard
Date: Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:23 am ((PST))
--- In  "Greg Simmons" 
<> wrote:

> It's all well and good praising the HiMD's inputs and AD circuit, but
> pointless if you want to use professional microphones with balanced
> outputs and phantom power! The Rolls solves the power problem, but it
> doesn't provide any way of converting the balanced signal to
> unbalanced. This could be done by taking the signal across pins 2 

However, this works pretty well unbalanced even with longish leads 
using a short adapter lead of the type you indicate from the phantom 
power box to the MD. I use a NH700 with MKH30/40 and terminate 
unbalanced on the HiMD. I guess nature recordists aren't usually in 
areas of intense electrical activity. You probably wouldn't get away 
with it next to a whole bunch of lighting dimmers...

"Microphones are not ears,
Loudspeakers are not birds,
A listening room is not nature."
Klas Strandberg

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