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Headphone Amp to power mics?
« on: March 04, 2017, 02:41:38 PM »
So I was looking for a headphone amp and ended up going with this one. So cool that you can pick from about 6 different mint tins.
Thought this would be cool as a mic preamp for CAFS, CA14, AT853 etc. Especially for  >:D

Is it possible to power those "PIP Type" mics with this? or would I fry them?

Pics attached, but here is a link to the product and specs (FYI, I ordered the "Low Impedance" version)

http://www.lucidlaboratories.com/shop-1/cmoy-headphone-amplifier

Mics: CA-14(cards & omnis) and CA-11(cards & omnis) ; AT853's(cards, hypers, mini shotguns); Busman BSC-1 (cards, hypers, omnis)
Nakamichi CM300's (CP-1,2,3,4) Nakamichi CM700's (cards, omnis)
Tascam PE-120's (cards, omnis) Peluso CEMC-6 (cards and subcards)
DPA 4061's DPA 4022's
Preamps: CA-9100; Naiant Tinybox (12v/48v + PIP 8V); Naiant Littlebox;
DPA MPS6030; Sound Device Mix Pre-D
Decks: Sony PCM M10; Edirol R-4; Zoom H6; Marantz PMD-661; Sound Devices 722

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Re: Headphone Amp to power mics?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 04:04:52 PM »
nope will not work...   its a headphone amp not a microphone preamp... two totally separate things..  the headphone amp takes a line level signal and boosts the output variably to the headphones.

A microphone preamp takes a mic level signal converts it to line level or digital depending on the type of preamp you have then outputs to your recorder. there is a lot more electrical magic in there but that's the rough idea...

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Re: Headphone Amp to power mics?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 04:49:10 PM »
nope will not work...   its a headphone amp not a microphone preamp... two totally separate things..  the headphone amp takes a line level signal and boosts the output variably to the headphones.

A microphone preamp takes a mic level signal converts it to line level or digital depending on the type of preamp you have then outputs to your recorder. there is a lot more electrical magic in there but that's the rough idea...

peace ook

Thanks Ook. Someone should make mic preamps with those Altoids containers!
Mics: CA-14(cards & omnis) and CA-11(cards & omnis) ; AT853's(cards, hypers, mini shotguns); Busman BSC-1 (cards, hypers, omnis)
Nakamichi CM300's (CP-1,2,3,4) Nakamichi CM700's (cards, omnis)
Tascam PE-120's (cards, omnis) Peluso CEMC-6 (cards and subcards)
DPA 4061's DPA 4022's
Preamps: CA-9100; Naiant Tinybox (12v/48v + PIP 8V); Naiant Littlebox;
DPA MPS6030; Sound Device Mix Pre-D
Decks: Sony PCM M10; Edirol R-4; Zoom H6; Marantz PMD-661; Sound Devices 722

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Re: Headphone Amp to power mics?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017, 09:04:45 PM »
nope will not work...   its a headphone amp not a microphone preamp... two totally separate things..  the headphone amp takes a line level signal and boosts the output variably to the headphones.

A microphone preamp takes a mic level signal converts it to line level or digital depending on the type of preamp you have then outputs to your recorder. there is a lot more electrical magic in there but that's the rough idea...

peace ook

Thanks Ook. Someone should make mic preamps with those Altoids containers!
i think people have

Example found http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=46942.msg632776#msg632776
« Last Edit: March 04, 2017, 09:12:15 PM by willndmb »
Mics - AKG ck61/ck63 (c480b & Naiant actives), SP-BMC-2
XLR Cables - Silver Path w/Darktrain stubbies
Interconnect Cables - Dogstar (XLR), Darktrain (RCA > 1/8) (1/8 > 1/8), and Kind Kables (1/8f > 1/4)
Preamps - Naiant Littlebox & Tinybox
Recorders - PCM-M10 & DR-60D

 

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