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Quick Littlebox question re: plug-in power
« on: October 09, 2010, 11:14:27 AM »
My littlebox has a minijack on the front for plug-in power.  It also has switchable P48 and (I think) P24 (but it might be P12).

I had Jon build in the minijack so I could run my DPA 4061s, which are the chopped Coresound version.  I have a homemade cap that allows them to not use the CS battery box if you hook it up to another 9v power source.

I'm just trying to confirm that the plug-in power is 9v so I don't blow the mics up.  I'm also curious whether it matters whether my switch up top is set to P48 or P24....

Anyone with a similar setup know?
Mics: Schoeps MK4V, MK41V, MK5, MK22> CMC6, KCY 250/5, KC5, NBob; MBHO MBP603/KA200N, AT 3031, DPA 4061 w/ d:vice, Naiant X-X, AT 853c, shotgun, Nak300
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Re: Quick Littlebox question re: plug-in power
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 11:20:04 AM »
My littlebox has a minijack on the front for plug-in power.  It also has switchable P48 and (I think) P24 (but it might be P12).

I had Jon build in the minijack so I could run my DPA 4061s, which are the chopped Coresound version.  I have a homemade cap that allows them to not use the CS battery box if you hook it up to another 9v power source.

I'm just trying to confirm that the plug-in power is 9v so I don't blow the mics up.  I'm also curious whether it matters whether my switch up top is set to P48 or P24....

Anyone with a similar setup know?

almost 100% positive that only 9v goes to the miniplug, thats the way mine was, doesn't matter what the phantom was, they aren't "connected"

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Re: Quick Littlebox question re: plug-in power
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 11:21:20 AM »
I don't think phantom power can be delivered through the minijack at all so I think it would be 9volt. I have the same setup (or very similar) to you and when I plug in my at4041s and engage the toggle switch for the mini jack, nothing happens; however when I switch on the 12volt (low) or 48 volt (high), the mics light up and are able to then record.

yours also has xlr inputs, right?
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Re: Quick Littlebox question re: plug-in power
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2010, 11:49:46 AM »
Thx all for the very quick replies.  Recording a backyard show tomorrow using the 4061s as lapel mics for one set and then in the middle of the band for the second.  Should be something to see!
Mics: Schoeps MK4V, MK41V, MK5, MK22> CMC6, KCY 250/5, KC5, NBob; MBHO MBP603/KA200N, AT 3031, DPA 4061 w/ d:vice, Naiant X-X, AT 853c, shotgun, Nak300
Pres/Power: Aerco MP2, tinybox v2  [KCY], CA-UBB
Decks: Sound Devices MixPre 6, Zoom F8, M10, D50

My recordings on nyctaper.com: http://www.nyctaper.com/?tag=acidjack | LMA: http://www.archive.org/bookmarks/acidjack | twitter: http://www.twitter.com/acidjacknyc | Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/acidjacknyc

 

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