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Behringer PS400 Ultra-Compact Phantom Power Supply

Brand:|Model: PS400|Part # 248-6350
The Phantom Power Supply PS400 enables you to select between two different power supplies with low-noise audio performance.
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  • Universal phantom power supply for any condenser microphone
  • Selectable +12 / +48 V power supply
  • Ultra low-noise audio performance
  • DC 12-Volt adapter included
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

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Behringer PS400 Ultra-Compact Phantom Power Supply

You need phantom power to take advantage of the rich, robust sound of condenser microphones. The ultra-compact PS400 provides the power you need to use your favorite condenser mics, and it's small enough to fit in your pocket.

Portable Power
The PS400 features XLR THRU jacks and provides superb noise-free operation. Just connect your condenser mic to the MIC INPUT and send a line from the MIC THRU to your mixer. You can toggle between +12V and +48V power for maximum flexibility. This handy audio solution comes with a 12 VDC power supply and an LED to indicate when it is powered up.

Behringer PS400 Ultra-Compact Phantom Power Supply
  • BrandBehringer
  • ModelPS400
  • Part Number248-6350
  • UPC689076808583
  • Product CategoryPhantom Power Supplies & Power Modules
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Weight0.85 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Behringer PS400 Ultra-Compact Phantom Power Supply

Act as a pre-amp?

Hi,Does this device act as a pre-amp to take the signal from the mic up to line level?
Asked by: grahamn
No, this unit will not act as a preamp.Some devices, most often microphones with condenser generating elements, require a small current to operate miniature amplification circuits inside. These devices require some means to power those internal ciruits. In some cases, such devices are equipped with their own power supply, driven by a battery located within the microphone housing. Those that do not have in internal battery-fed supply must use an external power supply. Alternatively, an external power supply can often be used in place of the internal battery supply. The Behringer unit you reference is intended to provide that external power in either application.The phantom- or (simplex-) type method of supplying external power delivers DC to the source device via pins 2 and 3 of a balanced microphone line. While the current is freely delivered to the connector of the source device, it is blocked from the input of the load device (such as a mixer or microphone preamplifier) by a pair of resistors. The current is delivered at a voltage ranging between about 5 and 48 volts.Most (but not all) mixers today are fitted with the capability of delivering phantom power on those inputs equipped with XLR connectors. Units like this Behringer power supply are intended to allow the use of devices requiring external power (or supplanting the internal battery supply of devices so-equipped) with those mixers that do not offer on-board phantom supplies.It does not amplify or alter the sound of the microphone or other input device with which it is associated.
Answered by: Sarge
Date published: 2013-06-21

is the mic-in a male or female and is the mic thru male or female

Asked by: jeffd
Mic input is female, output is male.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-02-21

I have 60 cycle hum

I have a 30 foot balanced cable from my Dayton Emm-6 connected to the PS400 and a 5 foot patch cable connected to a Behringer UCA202 USB interface. True Audio's RTA shows a fat 50 dB peak at 60 - 80 hz (US power cycle). How can I get rid of this? I thought balanced mic cables eliminated this type of noise.
Asked by: Eric
Balanced mic cables help shield the signal from distortion. I suspect that you are getting a 60hz hum from a ground loop between multiple power supplies. If you have True Audio software running on your laptop, have you tried removing your power supply and running off the battery?Have you tested the PS400 direct to a mixer?I also couldn't help but notice the PS400 has an XLR and the UCA202 has only RCA. Have you replaced the cables.You will want to keep these connections as short as possible to limit noise and may also want to look into a Groundloop isolator between the PS400 and UCA202.Hope this helps
Answered by: DJNE
Date published: 2012-06-03

What gender?

What gender are the XLR connectors on this unit?Can not see the connectors from the photo
Asked by: Eric
The input connection is female, and the thru (output) connection is male, standard convention for microphone connections.
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2011-08-24
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