Originally Posted by Stoyo
Important resurrection! I found an E865 for ~85€ used but in excellent condition (it costs 200€ new). I did a little search and found that condensers can also be used for rehearsals in studio or live performances. I think it is a great deal and i am very excited! Am i going to need any other device, cause i read it needs "phantom power" to work, whats the cost of it? If i am able to cancel my previous order from the shop i will happily do it and go for the E865.
Need some help please!
No offense, but it sounds like you need to do more research before you jump in further. You came in asking about dynamic mics, but then disregarded suggestions and got a condenser instead, while not knowing what phantom power is. Time to slow down and figure out exactly what you're doing.
All condenser mics need phantom power. You'll find that most preamps (and thereby mixers or audio interfaces with mic preamps) have a button to turn on/off phantom power. You'll need to turn it on to use your condenser mic. There is no "cost" for phantom power; it is a feature that should be on whatever you're plugging your microphone into. If you don't already have a mixer or audio interface, I suggest you take a deep breath and start doing a lot of reading about the fundamentals of audio engineering.