Can Phantom Power Damage Equipment? (ANSWERED!)

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  • Phantom power, or 48-volt DC power, is primarily used in the audio industry when recording with condenser microphones.
  • Most recording devices or mixers have microphone preamplifiers that put out phantom power.
  • However, phantom power can damage some equipment, specifically any equipment with unbalanced outputs.
  • We take a look at how you can avoid damage to your equipment from phantom power.