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

Phil Sexton philsexton at InfoAve.Net
Mon Feb 7 16:09:04 EST 2005

On Mon, 2005-02-07 at 14:56, anahata wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:24:33AM -0500, Paul Coccoli wrote:
> > I'd recommend the M-Audio Audio Buddy
> Good value at the low end, as long as your mics don't need a full spec
> 48V phantom power - you get about 36V which is fine for some mics but
> not others.

IIRC, the AKG C3000B requires between 9  -48 volts phantom power.


Oops! I have a perfect memory!  I can forget everything!

It will work OK.  Before I got the preamp, I used a couple of 9 volt
batteries (since I couldn't find appropriate current limiter resistors
in my junk box.

> > 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
> The Mackie VLZ1202 is a very good option for that - widely
> acknowledged as killer value for money if you need 4 channels of mic
> preamp, especially if you need low noise.

I'll have a looksee. Thanks.

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