Old 09-24-2019, 02:56 PM   #1
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Are Coles 40 billion dollar ribbon mics still made so stupid as to be able to be destroyed by phantom power?
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Old 09-24-2019, 06:55 PM   #2
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I sure hope so. If I buy a Coles I want the risk of it disintegrating in my hands if I look sideways at it.
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Are Coles 40 billion dollar ribbon mics still made so stupid as to be able to be destroyed by phantom power?
I believe most ribbon mics are.....except for those new fangled active ones LOL
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:23 PM   #4
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I think few are actually susceptible if wired properly but that's the concern, the cables etc. they are plugged into. My Royers are wired properly and undamaged by phantom power, but the warning still applies for mis-wired connections. I always quadruple check that phantom is off regardless or put a cloud lifter in between as it will use but completely isolate the mic from the phantom power.
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:35 PM   #5
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Wow thats not a bad idea! Just glue it to the mic out
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Old 09-24-2019, 11:56 PM   #6
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That fethead looks easier to leave connected or hot glue to the mic, is that one ok too?
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Old 09-25-2019, 12:09 AM   #7
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As far as I know yea.
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Old 09-26-2019, 07:16 AM   #8
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That fethead looks easier to leave connected or hot glue to the mic, is that one ok too?
Yes. I use it regularly. It also works really well for SM57s. The level increase is significant. I bought an Apex 205 because I wanted that old-time radio sound. The Fethead tends to make it sound something like a tube condenser, so it's not quite the AM radio sound I like. However, if you're not looking for that low-fi thing, you'll be more than happy with it.
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