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Behringer C-3 - M-Audio: Audio Buddy
Old 4th February 2015
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Behringer C-3 - M-Audio: Audio Buddy


I recently had my Behringer C-3 Microphone connected to the M-Audio: Audio Buddy which gives phantom power for the mic.

Well after some years the M-Audio: Audio Buddy developed a really bad buzz and needed replacing.

Off I went to try and find the same unit here in the UK with not much luck.

I found this.... Chord Dual phantom power supply

Chord : Product : 173.077UK

I bought a XLR to a 3.5mm jack plug.

But when the Chord is turned on and phantom power applied to both 12v or 48v. with 48v the light on the mic lights up. But no sound is heard from the microphone.

Did I buy the wrong thing?
Old 7th February 2015
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The audio buddy is a pre amp with phantom power, the unit you bought is just phantom power and no pre amp.

The mic needs phantom power AND a pre amp.

Its not clear why you are using an xlr to 3.5 mm jack.

Usually it goes Mic>XLR cable>audio buddy/pre amp in>pre amp out>TRS cable>Line in of console or recording interface

or Mic>XLR cable>phantom power box>XLR cable out>pre amp input>XLR or TRS cable out of pre amp>TRS cable to line in of console or interface.
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