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Pls help just bought a mxl 990's mic and have it running through a yamaha model mg10-2 mixer and cant seem to get sound out of the mxl, however i have an older mic that if plugged in to the same in put works fine...i have this running through my desktop computer with sound forge and acid pro 6.0...my mixer runs through rca speakers

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The MXL 990s requires 48 volts to operate. If your mixer does not have a phantom power option, you will need to purchase a microphone pre-amplifier with phantom power to interface the microphone to your mixer.

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The user manual says Phantom Powered Mic input which means you should be able to use a condenser microphone requireing Phantom Power.

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From the Micropower PS400 product description it states:

"routes the microphone signal to a mixer or a microphone preamplifier."

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One reason your former setup is OK , is that

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If you're sure it's not getting power, you need to send it back.

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If it is an MXL 990 Condenser that comes in the grey case with a shockmount and a black hard mount I can solve your problem. (If it is USB I know nothing about that unit).

This MXL 990 microphone MUST have 48v phantom power in order to operate. If you aren't familiar with the term phantom power read the first link:

Phantom power - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_power
MXL User Guide - http://www.mxlmics.com/support/guides.html

If yours is one of the older MXL 990's it should have an XLR connector on the bottom -
XLR Defined - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XLR_connector

Your mixer (I am guessing its a Peavey, Tascam, Mackie) or something entry level like that may or may not have phantom power. I am guessing not. But if it does, it will have a switch that says 48v phantom power and most likely a green or red LED next to it to show you when its on. This mic will NOT work without phantom power.

Best suggestion: Verify that your mic is the MXL 990 Condenser, if it is it needs 48v phantom power. Check your mixer and see if it has 48v phantom power. The only computer soundcard that I know of that is used by a lot of folks is the M-Audio Delta 1010LT. It has XLR inputs but NO phantom power on it.

There's your answer.
Ray

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Your other preamp does not have phantom power to supply power to the microphone. All condensor mics like this need phantom power. The Audio Buddy provides phantom power, which is why it was shipped with those condensor mics

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Sounds like the frame of the microphone itself has become ungrounded. You could try VERY
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