In smaller mixer units it is often not possible to switch 48 Volt phantom power for each channel separately. There is also a certain risk with big PAs to have 48 V phantom power by accident on the input channel.
You explicitly warn several times that this could damage the G-natural unit. Please could you explain why and can you propose a sure way to connect the unit balanced to mixers without having the risk to destroy it because of phantom power ?
The outputs of the G-Natural are balanced TRS jacks providing a LINE level. If they must be connected to a PA mixer, there are 2 options:
- Use the LINE inputs on the mixer that are also on phone jacks 1/4". These inputs do not provide any phantom power, so there is no risk.
- If you want to connect it to the XLR MIC inputs of a mixer or a stage box (for larger PA's), you will need to use a DI box. In this case the outputs of the G-Natural should be isolated from the phantom power by the DI box.
- The MIC thru output of the G-Natural simply passes the MIC signal to the PA. There is no risk of damage if phantom power is fed to that output