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AKG Perception 100 not working, at all

I've plugged my AKG 100 Perception into my marshall AVT150HX, it dosent work at all, compaired to a vocal mic that I've used in it. any help would be appreciated. it has nothing to do with any of the troubleshooting problems offered.

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Re: AKG Perception 100 not working, at all

The problem is that your amp probably doesn't have phantom power. This mic requires phantom power to be supplied to it via the XLR connector. Most mixers and mic pres have that feature, but most guitar amps do not, I believe. Hope that helps...

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