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Posted · Original PosterOP

Okay, this sound very stupid to most of yalls, but I just bought my AT4050 microphone, waiting for it to be delivered.  I should of thought this through. I use the Asus Xonar Essence Stx II and just need to know if I need a preamp. Is the microphone jack in the soundcard good enough so that my microphone delivers the best quality or do I need to spend some extra money on an amp?

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3 hours ago, AyyLmfao said:

Okay, this sound very stupid to most of yalls, but I just bought my AT4050 microphone, waiting for it to be delivered.  I should of thought this through. I use the Asus Xonar Essence Stx II and just need to know if I need a preamp. Is the microphone jack in the soundcard good enough so that my microphone delivers the best quality or do I need to spend some extra money on an amp?

pre amps on the ADC side are only for mics that need phantom power, generally.


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10 hours ago, KaminKevCrew said:

pre amps on the ADC side are only for mics that need phantom power, generally.

But it looks like that mic needs phantom power


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2 hours ago, spwath said:

But it looks like that mic needs phantom power

Then I guess OP needs one. I was way too lazy to see if it actually needed phantom power or not...


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19 hours ago, KaminKevCrew said:

pre amps on the ADC side are only for mics that need phantom power, generally.

 

 

8 hours ago, spwath said:

But it looks like that mic needs phantom power

Hmm. I might change mics. I found out that the microphone on the retailer I'm purchasing in is a few hundred dollars cheaper on storedj. I checked the official Australian site and it says 999 instead of 664 dollars. I'm fishy, so I might buy a different one of the official site (I think it's official anyway.)  I'm deciding between the MK4 OR AT2050. Does any of these need preamp?

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3 hours ago, AyyLmfao said:

 

 

Hmm. I might change mics. I found out that the microphone on the retailer I'm purchasing in is a few hundred dollars cheaper on storedj. I checked the official Australian site and it says 999 instead of 664 dollars. I'm fishy, so I might buy a different one of the official site (I think it's official anyway.)  I'm deciding between the MK4 OR AT2050. Does any of these need preamp?

 AT2050 need phantom power same for the  MK4


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