As long as we're on AT power adaptors / modules........
I usually run the AT8531 power modules with my AT853's with good success. As expected, because that's what comes with them. I always powered with an "A battery"; just figured out today that you can also leave the battery out and run phantom with these things.
I also have several AT8505 "Unipoint power supply" units. When I got these, I assumed they worked the same way. I can't find any info at all on the units. Does anyone know anything about them? They also accept a 1.5v "A" battery. I've tried all 4 of them with the battery; no dice. All I can figure is:
1. These don't work with the AT853's because of a different pin config.
2. Have to be powered by phantom (then why do they need a battery?)
3. All four units are faulty (I'm thinking not likely)
Anyone have any insight, experience, spec sheet, wild ass guess or any other info?
Also trying to figure out if there are any major differences between the AT853 and the U853R. (such as the pin config). I'm thinking same basic mic, new name?