[linux-audio-user] M-Audio cards, XLR inputs question

Paul Coccoli pcoccoli at gmail.com
Mon Feb 7 11:24:33 EST 2005

Hey Phil,

I'd recommend the M-Audio Audio Buddy
(http://m-audio.com/products/en_us/AudioBuddy-main.html).  It's a two
channel mic preamp with phantom power and balanced, 1/4" TRS outputs. 
They're low-noise, transparent sounding, and inexpensive. I picked one
up new from Guitar Center for $50 (on sale).  They're usually about

I've looked at 4+ channel mic preamps, and they seem to be either
really cheap (Nady, SM-Pro) or way too expensive.  The other option,
as other have mentioned, is a compact mixer (Yamaha, Mackie,
Soundcraft, etc.).  I would look at one with 8 mic inputs, each with
an Insert jack or direct out.

Hope that helps

On Sun, 06 Feb 2005 18:11:59 -0500, Phil Sexton <philsexton at infoave.net> wrote:
> Hi listmembers,
> Looking over the info here:
> http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/
> It looks as if the Delta 1010LT has 2 XLR inputs, whereas the Delta 1010
> only has 1/4" jacks.
> http://www.m-audio.com/images/en/callouts/big/delta_1010.jpg
> I have 1" condenser mics (AKG 3000B) which require phantom power.  I
> assume neither card provides it.
> Can owners of these cards confirm my assumptions?  What recommendations
> would you give for me to purchase.
> We have a 5 member band, two instruments have built in pickups, the harp
> has a 1/2" condenser mic (I'm not sure if it is battery powered or
> requires phantom power), all of the other instruments need miking
> (Uilleann, Great Highland and shuttle bagpipes, anglo concertina,
> fiddle, whistles, flutes, bodhran, bones and egg rattle).
> I am building a box with Gentoo Linux intended for recording and
> editing.
> --
> Phil
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