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Samson CO2 Pencil microphones

Have tried connecting and getting no response, instructions not very helpful. Have connected. existing mic and works ok. Does not seem to be any on/off switch

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Re: Samson CO2 Pencil microphones

The CO2 is a condenser mic (also called capacitor mic), and as such, requires phantom power to operate. Ensure that your system is providing phantom power to the microphone, usually accomplished by flipping a switch near your mic input on your sound board.

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