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Old 16th August 2019
  #25
Lives for gear
Hmm... yes, the power supply relatively near the musician was and is the usual practice in pro studios. In a traditional studio, with separated control and recording rooms, it wouldn’t even have been possible to keep the power supplies racked in the control room. Audiospecific mentions a reason to limit the cable length between a tube mic power supply and microphone. In addition, tube microphone cabling between the power supply and microphone isn’t standard 3-pin XLR cable, so it wouldn’t have been possible to connect a remote power supply to the microphone using the standard XLR plugs and wiring that is OK for passive and phantom-powered microphones.