Sorry if this is a really elementary question, but I've read so many of the postings here and I haven't seen this one.
I have both Church Audio and Core Sound omnis and cards for stealth recording. I have been using a Tascam iXJ2 for A/D and my iPhone as the recorder. I've gotten OK results with this, but I would like to eliminate the battery box and I want to step up to a better recorder.
I bought a Tascam D40 from craigslist ($95), thinking it would provide phantom power for the microphones. Now that I have it, I realize that it provides either 24 or 48 volts, plus I have to get am adapter to go from the 1/8" plug to two 1/4" plugs (I assume the microphones are unbalanced like the 1/4" would be). I gather that the microphones use 9 volts phantom power (I saw that somewhere on one of the forums here).
So my question is, among all the different brands of recorders (Tascam, Roland/Edirol, Sony, etc.) discussed on these forums, is there one which would allow me to simply plug in my microphones directly?