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Phantom power ive got one of these for a c03 samson condensor mic and the phantom power doesnt work, the switch is on.. any suggestions? thank you

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Re: phantom power

Are you using the xlr connection socket. There should be 48 volts dc bwtween pins 2 aqnd 3 on your xlr connection. check for this and that the mic cable you are using is decent quality and has 3 internal conductors - some cheapies dont. the unit the require some repairs If there is no voltage on its input sockets.

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What model is your mic? Some mic's need the phantom power switch turned on. I have the US-144u and it works great with my RODE NT1-A both on MAC and PC. What software are you using to record with?
If you mic is not using the XLR type connection, you will have to set the switch to Guitar / Line In not Mic

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

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