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I recently bought a mic that requires 48v Phantom power. I am afraid to buy the Tascam us144 because it is vague on the Phantom voltage. In fact, it doesn't give a voltage at all. I would like to buy this unit but not until I know it will work with my mic. Any info on this for me? Thanks,

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This set-up is very compatible and you should have no trouble at all.

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