Nady Audio SMPS -1X Phantom Power

Nady Audio SMPS -1X Phantom Power

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43 Comments

  1. Ike D

    So with this being an interface as well could you record a guitar,bass, or keyboard threw this? For example with an XLR Male to 1/4 inch cable plugged into the Nady and then the XLR to USB cable to your laptop or desired computer? Would you know if that would work?

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  2. Carp Tiberiu

    why would anybody want to use a crap xlr to usb, rather than a decent A/D converter? and also why would you use an xlr to mini TRS straight to the camera and not use a decent recorder or an audio interface with a line out to the camera for audio sync? 

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  3. Drew's Shoes

    Do you think inputting my microphone (which requires phantom power) and putting a XLR cable to 3.5mm to the output which is connected to an iphone do you think I would be able to use the micro phone for a studio recording app?

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  4. Demetrius Golden

    I have a problem .. i have the mic, phantom power, and xlr to xlr, xlr to 1/4 with 3.5mm adapter, (I'm waiting on my xlr to usb to come in the mail…. however .. I plugged everything up ..using the xlr to 1/4 with 3.5mm adapter to connect to my laptop and it doesn't work… will my xlr to usb cable make it work? When dealing with laptops, is xlr to usb better xlr to 1/4?

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  5. Cole Johnson

    Dude thank you, been typing in you tube why my lexicon alpha wasn't letting my mic work, it need this and you showed how the cables worked just thanks it was so god damn hard to find a video to just freaking help me. Thank you.

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  6. MaldoMusicTV

    Damn it's sounded better without the phantom power. The Nady SMPS is a cheap ass choice and the quality of output sound shows. Better off just using that DSLR mic in the beginning tbh. I make music myself and started with a Nady Audio phantom box……what a bad first option from trying to save a little money. The more money you spend on gear is truly heard I've learned.

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  7. TotallyZero

    Say if you had a xlr to usb cable and you plugged it into a desktop pc would that work? thanks for the video I need to know as I don't want to spend extra money on a phantom.

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  8. Prince 1

    so i have a bm 100fx condenser mic with a laptop and i need to purchase a 48v power phantom are u sure that's all i need ? or do i need a sound card aswell

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  9. Munazil

    umm.. quick question mr.TechSteveSD.. instead of using the XLR usb cable from the phantom power supply to a laptop, could I use the XLR 3.5 mm jack on the laptop? will it work?

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  10. junefromcali

    So, in order for my AKG mic to work on my mac book I need to supply it with phantom power? I bought a Nady XLR to USB cable and was wondering why it wouldn't work. I thought that the cable would take power from the laptop and send it to the mic with no problem. I guess its not that simple. So I need to also buy a phantom power supply?

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  11. computerjantje

    This video is to my opinion missing some essential connecting issues when working with XLR and (stereo)(mini)jack.

    1. Connecting a BALANCED microphone to an UNBALANCED input.
    2. The pre-amp situation.

    A Phantom power device does nothing more then powering a condensor
    microphone which does not have a battery power possibilty. Ussualy this is used when people want to avoid using a mixer. However the mixer does more then offering phantom power via XLR.

    In the video it seems like there is not much difference in
    converting from the phantom-output to the camera or to a mixer. Although
    in a mixer there is an "unbalance" converter + a pre-amp when you
    connect an xlr. Also the xlr to usb seems like a cable but my guess is
    that this is a cable with somehow a build-in soundcard(AD-converter +
    pre-amp) as USB is not for analog sound transport. Also the cable that
    showd a female-xlr to a stereo mini-jack can in reality not be hooked
    from a microphone(thrugh phantom) to a camera as the camera expects
    (stereo) left and right and ground and that is not what a balanced
    microphone offers through XLR. The high distortions one can hear in this video when
    connecting a balanced microphone output into a stereo-camera-input is
    most likely caused by the balanced mono signal coming from the
    microphone (through the pre-amp). a balanced microphone signal uses 3
    wires. 1 for positive signal, one for opposite negative signal and one
    for ground.
    That all aside there is one other issue to take in account.
    Sometimes phantom power is not shielded off.For instance if you direct a
    headphone out into a xlr input of a mixer. (with phantom power switched
    on) In that case one can seriously damage the laptop or camera or
    whatever source. So PLEASE PLEASE be carefull with (mini)jack
    converting to- and from XLR. It is NOT just another plug.

    The article in the link below shows the DIY schematics for simple connecting xlr microphones to a camera or other stereo-(mini)jack input. If this is to complicated then use a mixer or buy a microphone with an unbalanced out (jack) and battery powered phantom or a dynamic stereo mic for camera's (low end)
    http://beat-net.blogspot.nl/2011/09/millenium-pp2b-mod.html

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  12. A M

    Hey just so I am understanding this correctly:

    I've got a NW-700 condenser microphone, XLR to XLR on the input for Nady Audio SMPS-1X, and an XLR to 3.5mm in the output, which is plugged into the microphone slot on my computer's internal PCIe sound card (Creative Sound Blaster Z). Do I need to instead do a XLR to USB to have this work on the computer?

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  13. MadCatGr

    I'd like to ask. is the difference noticable if you use an XLR to USB instead of 3.5 mm and can you just connect your phantom power to usb port without making it go through an audio inteface? Like, Mic straight to phantom power straight to usb port

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