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Old July 21st, 2009, 02:11 PM   #1
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Azden SGM-2X Shotgun Mic

Does anybody know anything about whether this mic has phantom power, needs phantom power or just what phantom power is? I have a Canon XH-A1 and need to know if I need to set it for phantom power or not with this mic. I know this doesn't have anything to do with Avid, but I thought someone might be more informed than me.

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Old July 21st, 2009, 03:12 PM   #2
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The microphone does not require phantom, it has an internal AAA battery. The Azden web site says "no phantom power".

Phantom is just a crafty way of getting the camera or other connected equipment to power the microphone pre-map using a standard 3 conductor XLR -XLR cable. The power supply is carried 'piggyback' style on the back of the audio. In the microphone, circuitry simply hives it off and uses it. When you switch the phantom on, power is applied to the mic. A microphone that doesn't need this power supply just ignores it - rather neat really.
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Old July 21st, 2009, 03:27 PM   #3
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Phantom Power

šSo, to be clear. I should set the camera +48V switch on the front to ON like it says in the manual?
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Old July 21st, 2009, 06:46 PM   #4
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NO, the phantom power needs to be in the OFF POSITION. The AAA Battery supplies the power for the mic. You can damage the mic if you turn the phantom power to ON. I have this mic.....Not the best in the world, but pleased with it for the price and what I use it for.
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 07:02 AM   #5
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Thanks Mike. I did some testing last night. Sound levels seem to be good.
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