FetHead Phantom is a low-noise, high quality, in-line microphone preamplifier. It provides improved sound for condenser microphones. The electronics are housed in a robust metal chassis with a balanced 3-pole female XLR input and a balanced 3-pole male XLR output, rugged enough for use at home, in the studio or on tour.
Which microphones benefit
FetHead Phantom is a FetHead version specially designed for condenser microphones. It works very well with all condenser microphones. FetHead Phantom is also an indispensable tool for mobile recording and a real upgrade for camera microphone preamps, because it lowers the noise floor.
Phantom power distribution
FetHead's Phantom circuit uses 48v phantom power but also passes it on from its input to the microphone, so the condenser mic is powered with the same phantom power.
"What is the difference between the regular FetHead and the FetHead Phantom?"
A regular FetHead is designed for dynamic microphones and ribbon microphones, it has a relatively high impedance of 22k which allows the microphone the microphone to operate at "no-load" condition. A FetHead Phantom is designed for for Condenser microphones or other Phantom powered devices, it passes Phantom Power to the microphone.
"Hi folks, I have a Tascam DR40 and am about to get a Rode Lavalier (condenser) mic. The preamps aren't great on the DR40, I'm reading through your site and wondering if the Fethead Phantom would be the right choice ?"
A FetHead Phantom can be used to get extra amplification, it has an xlr input. Does the Lavalier mic operate on 48V Phantom power and does it have an XLR male connector? In this case it should be no problem to use it together with a FetHead Phantom