nope....the mic has two amplifiers integrated in the system ( one behind the capsule and one in the xlr ) from what i understand
That's wrong. The mic capsule is pretty standard, capsule +FET. Not really "standard" as the mic capsule itself has a stainless steel diaphragm, .0030mm thickness according to the engineers at Nevaton! That is why it sounds so wonderful, folks. But it *functions* just like any other electret mic element.
The wire goes to a phantom adapter that just acts as a step down from 48V and as a line driver. I just traced the circuit the other day, takes approx 4mA, puts approx 16V across the FET. All with a simple *one transistor* design.
I'm not inclined to hack these right now, but I don't see why they couldn't run at 9V, with 4mA current. That's a lot of current, though. The mics will end up taking the same current as the preamp. Probably need new load resistors in the preamp, and lots more batteries used in the field...