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What would you recommend for a phantom power device for the railboard. I was using a cheap mixer. It did the trick, but it also introduced a lot of background noise. Any suggestions?


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What would you recommend for a phantom power device for the railboard. I was using a cheap mixer. It did the trick, but it also introduced a lot of background noise. Any suggestions?
Will you be going into pedals? The answer really depends on what the next step in your signal path will be.

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I tend to not use pedals, so the next input would be directly to the amps, one to the bass amp, the other to the guitar amp. With my prior RB, I plugged into both of the XLR inputs on the mixer, then ran two lines through the 1/4 inch outputs to both amps. It worked, but added some hum, too much hum.


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Post Re: Phantom Power for Railboard
If you just want a straight up in-line 2 channel XLR to XLR phantom power supply, the Nady-SMPS-2X gets some good reviews. Low noise they say. You can get one of these for $40-$50 online. You still have to plug it all into something tho....


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Post Re: Phantom Power for Railboard
Mm let's say I plug the railboard into stepabout and then it goes to two chains of fx
How can I get Phantom power to the railboard?

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ART makes a battery powered phantom box. 2 in 2 out.

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Thanks guys. I think I will try the ART..... inexpensive way to go vs a mixer


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any idea if this will work? :

http://www.samsontech.com/samson/produc ... /sphantom/

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Post Re: Phantom Power for Railboard
Markussz wrote:
Thanks guys. I think I will try the ART..... inexpensive way to go vs a mixer
From my perspective, there are three problems with this solution.

1. you still only have a mic level signal, which doesn't do a good job of driving pedals
2. you are still in XLR land, so you will have to use adapter cables
3. you are dependent on a battery for power.

A better solution, that will give you 1/4 outs with a hotter signal, and uses external DC power, plus it has some nice preamp cirtcuitry

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... tube-dp-v2

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Thanks Greg and everyone. I will check out all of your solutions.


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