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Is it OK to Use Y-cable - phantom power is switched on only from one input?

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asked Feb 6, 2017 in FireStudio Series by indrek4@hot.ee (230 points)
Could You approve that anything (like damage or distortion) would not happen If I Use Y-cable with one condenser microphone and two  mixer inputs - one on the  Presonus FireStudio Project and other is SoundCraft Ui16;  phantom power 48VDC is switched on only  from Soundcraft Ui16?

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answered Apr 7, 2017 by AlexTinsley (907,060 points)
 
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We do not recommend trying what you are asking. Doing so will void your warranty on not just our product but that of the Soundcraft if any damage were to occur as a result. Whatever you do is at your own risk.

The proper solution to split a microphone signal between two mixers is to use a Microphone Splitter that is transformer isolated. ART Electronics offers a Microphone Splitter. Or contact your pro music dealer for help in finding you a safe solution.
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