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    what are the dangers of unplugging mics with phantom power on?

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    When Phantom Powers on, what are the dangers or risks when unplugging or plugging in items to the input?

    I ask because I did this by accident last night, also what are teh chances that something will occur right away by doing this?

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    Well, if you were to cause a short to ground by doing that... you could damage your gear... on the bright side, it smells kind of nice.
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    It depends. You could get lucky a few times or you could blow the op amp for the phantom on that channel.

    depending on the cost of your console depends on howm much it will cost to fix it...Its almost always more than $200 to fix it...even though the part is less than $1.


    SoMm

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    Yeah I blew mine on my Omni Studio doing just that! It didn't cost me anything cause it was under warranty. Although two weeks without it was the worst!

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    you could stop the earths core from spinning, thus causing san francisco to be hit by a tidal wave.

    you need to get some sort of deep earth drilling machine and "restart" the earth.
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    what would nessasary break if i did that? the input? all my inputs? anything in particulary?

    ALSO - whats the proper technique to plugging in and out phantom powered mics?

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    Ya know i am thinking when I had my Mackie 24/8 they told you
    to have the phantom power on before you plugged the mic in.

    But thats Mackie, Got rid of it. never looked back

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    Think about it for a moment... it's a good pratice to power-down a device or system before unplugging it, because...
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    is the jury out on this issue?

    i did a quick search on RAP and it seems that many people think that there shouldnt be a problem with unplugging with the phantom on...
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    Originally posted by Herm
    Ya know i am thinking when I had my Mackie 24/8 they told you
    to have the phantom power on before you plugged the mic in.

    But thats Mackie, Got rid of it. never looked back
    Humm, I don't believe it says that in my Mackie 32x8 bus manual... strange, oh well.
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