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MicroTrack 24/96 phantom power and compatible microphones
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Q: What kinds of microphones are compatible with the MicroTrack 24/96 mobile recorder?

A: The MicroTrack 24/96 mobile recorder offers 30V of phantom power. This means that the unit will work safely and effectively with a wide variety of popular microphones while preserving battery life and extending recording time beyond that of 48V devices. In addition, some microphones that claim to require 48V of phantom power may function with less.*

This FAQ does NOT apply to the new MicroTrack II recorder as it provides 48v phantom power

Below please find a list of commonly used microphones that are capable of operating with 30V of phantom power according to the manufacturers’ specifications (please note the operating voltage range listed next to the name of each microphone). Please bear in mind that this list is by no means comprehensive. Please check your microphone’s documentation for its minimum phantom power requirement.

Based on the Manufacturers’ Specifications, the Following Microphones are Advertised to be Compatible with the M-Audio MicroTrack 24/96**:

All M-Audio Microphones

AKG C391B Blue Line modular chassis for CK (operating voltage range: 9-52V)
http://www.akg.com/site/products/powerslave,id,230,pid,230,nodeid,2,_language,EN,view,specs.html

AKG C451B shotgun (operating voltage range: 9-52V)
http://www.akg.com/site/products/powerslave,id,223,pid,223,nodeid,2,_language,EN,view,specs.html
 

AKG C-1000S cardioid (operating voltage range: 9-52V)
http://www.akg.com/site/products/powerslave,id,759,pid,759,nodeid,2,_language,EN,view,specs.html
 

AKG C-2000 cardioid (operating voltage range: 9-52V)
http://www.akg.com/site/products/powerslave,id,221,pid,221,nodeid,2,_language,EN,view,specs.html
 

AKG C-3000 cardioid (operating voltage range: 9-52V)
http://www.akg.com/site/products/powerslave,id,220,pid,220,nodeid,2,_language,EN,view,specs.html
 

AKG C-4000 multipattern (operating voltage range: 9-52V)
http://www.akg.com/site/products/powerslave,id,219,pid,219,nodeid,2,_language,EN,view,specs.html
 

AudioTechnica AT3031 cardioid (operating voltage range: 11-52V)
http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/53b8b7998922fb02/index.html

AudioTechnica AT3032 omnidirectional
http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/de35250f2f1be27e/index.html

AudioTechnica AT3035 caradioid (operating voltage range: 11-52V)
http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/53b8b7998922fb02/index.html

Crown CM30 (and CM30W) supercardioid (operating voltage range: 12-48V)
http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/mics/125515.pdf

Crown CM31 (and CM31W) cardioid (operating voltage range: 12-48V)
http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/mics/125114.pdf

Crown CM200A (and CM200ASW) cardiod (operating voltage range: 12-48V)
http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/mics/136984.pdf

Crown CM310A (and CM310ASW) cardioid (operating voltage range: 12-48V)
http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/mics/136826.pdf

Crown CM700 (and CM700MP) cardioid (operating voltage range: 12-48V)
http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/mics/100665.pdf

Crown PCC170SWO cardioid (operating voltage range: 24-48V)
http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/mics/101793.pdf

Crown - All other PCC series (operating voltage range: 12-48V)
http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/mics/126627.pdf
http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/mics/101756.pdf
http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/mics/101062.pdf
http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/mics/126257.pdf
http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/mics/126443.pdf

Crown PZM20R - hemispherical (operating voltage range: 12-48V)
http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/mics/102362.pdf

Crown PZM30D and PZM6D hemispherical (12-48V)
http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/mics/137203.pdf

Crown PZM185 hemispherical (operating voltage range: 12-48V)
http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/mics/126801.pdf

Crown SASS-P mkII stereo PZM (operating voltage range: 12-48V)
http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/mics/126982.pdf

Sennheiser MKE 44-P cardioid (operating voltage range: 12-48V)
http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/icm_eng.nsf/root/03330

Sennheiser K6 modular frame for ME62, ME64, ME 65, ME66, ME67 (operating voltage range: 12-48V)
http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/icm_eng.nsf/root/03279

Sennheiser K6P modular frame for ME62, ME64, ME 65, ME66, ME67 (operating voltage range: 12-48V)
http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/icm_eng.nsf/root/03280

Shure SM81 cardioid (operating voltage range: 12-48V)
http://www.shure.com/pdf/specsheets/spec_wiredmics/sm81.pdf

Shure SM86 cardioid (operating voltage range: 11-52V)
http://www.shure.com/pdf/userguides/guides_wiredmics/sm86.pdf

Shure SM87A cardioid (operating voltage range: 11-52V)
http://www.shure.com/pdf/userguides/guides_wiredmics/sm87a.pdf

Shure SM89 Shotgun (operating voltage range: 11-52V)
http://www.shure.com/microphones/models/sm89.asp

Shure SM94 cardioid (operating voltage range: 12-48V)
http://www.shure.com/pdf/userguides/guides_wiredmics/sm94.pdf

Shure KSM27 cardioid (operating voltage range: 11-48V)
http://www.shure.com/pdf/userguides/guides_wiredmics/ksm27_en.pdf

Shure KSM32 cardioid (operating voltage range: 11-48V)
http://www.shure.com/pdf/userguides/guides_wiredmics/ksm32_en.pdf

Shure KSM44 multipattern (operating voltage range: 11-48V)
http://www.shure.com/pdf/userguides/guides_wiredmics/ksm44_en.pdf

Shure KSM109 cardioid (operating voltage range: 11-48V)
http://www.shure.com/pdf/userguides/guides_wiredmics/ksm109_en.pdf

Shure KSM137 cardioid (operating voltage range: 11-48V)
http://www.shure.com/pdf/userguides/guides_wiredmics/ksm137_en.pdf

Shure KSM141 multipattern (operating voltage range: 11-48V)
http://www.shure.com/pdf/userguides/guides_wiredmics/ksm141_en.pdf

* In very rare cases, damage to your equipment may occur as a result of using a level of phantom power that is different from the manufacturer’s specified requirement. Please verify operating requirements with your microphone’s manufacturer.  M-Audio is not responsible for any damage to your MicroTrack 24/96, microphone, or other equipment which may be caused by a phantom power mismatch.

** Links to other manufacturer’s web pages are provided for convenience only and do not imply endorsement of any M-Audio products.