connorf

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Hey guys, I don't know anything about audio and could use some help. I bought an AT2020, 48 volt phantom power thing, and 2 xlr cables, one to go to the mic and one to plug into my motherboard on the pc I built. I also tried putting that cable into the front io, with no success. Here are the links: http:// http://http:// http://
Now that thats out of the way, I have also tried to go into recording devices and boosting the microphones audio and changing the microphone quality in windows 10 settings with no luck. At 100 mic volume and 30 db boost you can hear me, but it is extremely faint and very unclear. Looking for any help I can get, thanks!
 

ssddx

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i dont have much experience with the cheaper phantom power supplies but i know they range in quality and some are not very good.

you could try something from a better known brand. i saw someone using this on another thread though never heard much about it
http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-PS400-BEHRINGER-MICROPOWER/dp/B000FG795I

normally i end up recommending products like the scarlett solo which takes care of not just 48v phantom power but also acts as a mic preamp and dac so connects via usb. not sure you want to go that route though.

i could see cables causing distortion or other audible issues but dont think that would cause a power issue.
 

ssddx

Glorious
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just to be sure, you have your drivers installed for your onboard soundcard correct?

how far away are you from the mic and you are sure it is pointed the correct way?

if you are close and are sure you have it facing the right way and already have drivers installed then it could be a poor quality or malfunctioning phantom power unit as it is cheap. getting a quality unit or audio interface (like a scarlett solo) might fix that problem
 

connorf

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I dont have an onboard soundcard, i just use this motherboard's intergrated sound: http://
mic is around 2 inches from my mouth. It is pointed the correct way. so are you thinking its possibly my phantom power supply?
 

ssddx

Glorious
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by onboard soundcard that is what i meant. integrated. you do have the drivers installed?

if you have an analog headset or spare 3.5mm mic laying around you can test to make sure mic gets picked up fine that would be a good test to run just as a test. by analog i mean a headset which connects with 3.5mm for mic and headphones.

provided the test is a success, i'm thinking the issue is likely the phantom power adapter as it is not likely to be the mic. its possible for sure, but not as likely. of course it could be something else like the preamp for mic on your onboard being poor but you would likely notice that with the test above.
 

connorf

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just tested with a headset i had and the audio was definately loud enough. What phantom power supply would you suggest for someone that just wants to get the job done with no extras?
 

ssddx

Glorious
Moderator
i dont have much experience with the cheaper phantom power supplies but i know they range in quality and some are not very good.

you could try something from a better known brand. i saw someone using this on another thread though never heard much about it
http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-PS400-BEHRINGER-MICROPOWER/dp/B000FG795I

normally i end up recommending products like the scarlett solo which takes care of not just 48v phantom power but also acts as a mic preamp and dac so connects via usb. not sure you want to go that route though.

i could see cables causing distortion or other audible issues but dont think that would cause a power issue.
 

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