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Rode NT2 got Phantom!

I am borrowing an NT2 model number B35521 and using it with an Mbox mini interface. The button on the back for Pad is the same as the button for 48v Phantom but on opposite sides of the xlr input. I pressed it and heard crackle then quickly switched it off. Checked Cable and another mic and Mbox is still functioning in channel. Did I fry this mic? Solutions? Repair? Please help. Thanks, AM

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Well... Rode NT2's are condenser mic's that require phantom power to work. So the phantom switch should be on. When you turn phantom power on you usually hear a bump sound (through the amplifier). In this case, nothing is broken.
Your picture is of a Rode Videomic (not an NT2) which is a stereo mic for video cameras. If you had some kind of stereo mini to (single) XLR adaptor, and put phantom power through it, the mic would probably be damaged. But maybe not... just try again without phantom power to see. a stereo mic won't work very well with the Mbox Mini because it only has one mic preamp. 

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