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Re: Tascam DR680 + 2 Audio Technica AT4022 Omnidirectional Condenser

Subject: Re: Tascam DR680 + 2 Audio Technica AT4022 Omnidirectional Condenser
From: "Eric Benjamin" ericbenjamin2
Date: Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:08 pm ((PDT))
Microphones that run on phantom power do require more power than PIP
microphones.  If, for example, the microphone requires 1 mA, which would be=
the high side for a PIP microphone but on the low side for a phantom powere=
microphone, then the PIP mic would be taking 3 milliWatts and the phantom
powered microphone would be taking 48 mW.  Given that a more typical curren=
consumption for PIP is 0.5 mA and 3-4 mA for phantom powered, then it is no=
t at
all surprising that using phantom power really sucks down the batteries!

Perhaps I should design a very low current phantom powered microphone for
portable use.

Eric Benjamin

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