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Phantom power (noun)

Type: noun

Pronunciation: /fan-tom-pow-err/

Also spelled or known as: Phantom-power, Phantompower

What does Phantom power mean?

A setting on most interfaces or mixers that sends +48V of power to input if required.

Phantom power is a setting on audio interfaces and mixers that powers condenser microphones with +48V of power to input if required. Condenser microphones generally require phantom power, whereas dynamic microphones don’t.

+48 Volts is the power necessary to get a condenser mic to work.

Example sentence: “We might need some phantom power for this mic.”

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