Equipment Essentials for Narration/Voiceovers? - Page 2 at

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

All Things Audio
Everything Audio, from acquisition to postproduction.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 16th, 2005, 04:26 AM   #16
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,483
Originally Posted by Nate Ford
i don't know specifically with the 897, but often those mics that can do batt/phantom need the battery in place to use phanton. it has to do with how the voltage gets where it needs to go. the battery can even be dead.
I have a Sennheiser and a Rode that work on phantom
without the batteries in.
Dave Largent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2005, 04:35 AM   #17
Major Player
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Venice, FL
Posts: 850
My AT897 works fine on PP without the battery in. In fact, I am worried about having both at same time (see my thread).
You are either growing or dying.
Bob Costa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 16th, 2005, 02:26 PM   #18
Regular Crew
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 77
In the case of the Rode NT3 which has a 9v battery, if you plug it into a phantom powered xlr you still have to turn the mic on for it to work so you have no choice. I would imagine if you mic works with the switch in the off position using phantom power then why not just use it that way, and save the battery (although with PP I don't think the battery gets drained at all even if it is in the circuit)
DVX100a, PV-DV953
Rode NT3, NT1a, videomic
Raynox HD6600pro WA Lens
Mark Burlingame is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

Omega Broadcast
(512) 251-7778
Austin, TX

(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

(800) 238-8480
Glendale, CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:38 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2015 The Digital Video Information Network