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Sorry if this has been hashed over in the past, but are 9 volts of external power too few for a pair of Audio Technica AT853(u) cards for recording moderately loud jazz in a small room, particularly regarding bass or bass drums--or are these mics happier with 11 or 12 volts?  I bought these used and am unsure if they have the low-sensitivity mod, although the large RA plug suggests that they do. In the past, they have seemed a bit stressed recording loud drum solos in large rooms with 9 volts of power, despite reasonable recording levels on the recorder.  Again, sorry if this has already been beaten to death. 

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Re: Audio Technica AT853(u) power requirements -- are 9 volts too few?
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2022, 01:22:28 PM »
I too would like to know what others are powering these mics with...I have just purchased 853 omni and card caps for at831 bodies.. so this is the setup with cabling At853>CABB>Tascam dr40x....500 views and no comment?
« Last Edit: June 15, 2022, 02:01:06 PM by Drifter1 »

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Re: Audio Technica AT853(u) power requirements -- are 9 volts too few?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2022, 01:31:57 PM »
I use modded AT-853 mics with the Church Audio 9200 and Ugly 2 preamps and have been very happy with my results.

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Re: Audio Technica AT853(u) power requirements -- are 9 volts too few?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2022, 02:01:48 PM »
I use modded AT-853 mics with the Church Audio 9200 and Ugly 2 preamps and have been very happy with my results.

Thank you kindly

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Re: Audio Technica AT853(u) power requirements -- are 9 volts too few?
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2022, 02:58:45 PM »
I've been using modded AT853's with a 9-volt CA Ugly BB for years and have been very happy with the results.

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Re: Audio Technica AT853(u) power requirements -- are 9 volts too few?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2022, 05:37:25 PM »
I've been using modded AT853's with a 9-volt CA Ugly BB for years and have been very happy with the results.
Thank you kindly

 

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