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AKG C414B & Phantom Power question Condenser Microphones
Old 6th February 2018
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AKG C414B & Phantom Power question

Looked for this specific issue in the forum but had no luck.
I acquired a second-hand C414B a while ago and recently noticed that there is always a super short peak in the connected interface input when switching phantom power on and off.
I own a Brauner Phantom Classic and Rode NTA-2A which do not do that.
Connected interfaces are a UA Twin Duo MK1 and an Apollo 8.

So the question for fellow owners: Is that behaviour normal?
Old 7th February 2018
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That's a normal thing to happen in general. It could be mic dependent, but it is common practice to mute a channel when engaging phantom for that very reason. As long as the mic is sounding and performing normally otherwise, I wouldn't be concerned.
Old 7th February 2018
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Originally Posted by bernieesquire View Post
That's a normal thing to happen in general. It could be mic dependent, but it is common practice to mute a channel when engaging phantom for that very reason. As long as the mic is sounding and performing normally otherwise, I wouldn't be concerned.
Yes, it does perform just fine, but i was a bit sceptical for a moment there. Thanks for the reply, much appreciated!
Cheers
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