What kind of mic split would be best?
I've got a folk duo to record for an album release. In addition to recording I'm also supplying a small sound reinforcement system. Normally I supply recording services only and if I need to access the house mics I take a feed from their board or use some Conquest transformer splitters on the stage to grab what I need. I don't have any high quality (although for the majority of the remotes I do the Conquest are ok) splitters so I'm wondering the best way to do this remote.
Since I'm running all the sound equipment, it will all be located at the back of the room and all gear will be on the same AC circuit. The recording will be API and Funkenwerk V72 Pres to Genex 9000 and DA38 backup. The PA will be Mackie board/Crown amp/Bose 802 speakers.
Option #1...Passive split (Y cables) the mics to both Mackie and recording pres. Obviously any phantom supplied by only one source.
Option #2.. Use the Conquest transformer splitters. Direct to recording and transformer side to Mackie. Phantom supplied from recording pres.
Any particular advantages/disadvantages to either option?