The True Phantom®

Improve the sound of your condenser microphones by powering them with the True Phantom®. 

The result is:

- 0,3 dB louder

- less Total Harmonic Distortion, 3e harmonic 6 dB

   lower.

- noise floor lower

- complies to the IEC standard 61938,  P48

"....I´m not into magic boxes and vodoo-cables but the True Phantom really makes a difference...."

"...the real surprise was that the TruePhantom powered mic sounded totally different in the LMF Range especially within close proximity. Much clearer and less distorting......"

"...the noise of the TruePhantom powered mic was subjectively lower - and this is already a low noise mic..."


The True Phantom®

The True Phantom® is a alternative phantom power supply.

The standard for phantom power exsists for 50 year, but there is room for improvement within the boundaries of the standard.

Condenser microphones are fed by 48 Volt and two resistors of 6800 Ohm. These resistors are a load for the emitterfollowers in the microphone. When you feed the microphone with a high impedance supply the headroom will improve, the distortion and the noise level will diminish. This is what happens when you use the True Phantom® and still the True Phantom® complies to the standard P48.


The True Phantom® will be made in two forms:

1. A stand allone device is made by Triton Audio ( 449€ )

2. As a chip for mixing consoles, preamps and converters.


More information

Phantom Sound B.V.

Olympiaplein 39

1077 CM Amsterdam

truephantom.nl

+31 206 734 956  cell phone: +31 654 668 723

futuranova2@gmail.com

The Netherlands


More information

Triton Audio

Willem Hedastraat 49

1816 KC Alkmaar

www.tritonaudio.com

+31 725 318 434

mail

The Netherlands


1. Hear the differences between the True Phantom® and the standard phantom.

2. The same recording without introduction. Hear how the standard phantom works as a compressor, compared with the True Phantom. To hear the file in your DAW, click on the link.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pecrbhaw6qv8hlg/2.wav?dl=0

3.


8. Recording with the True Phantom® of the Amsterdam Corelli Collective

https://www.dropbox.com/s/oo7rwyn0y8dk2av/14%20Adagio.wav?dl=0

Gerard Beljon - Eli, Eli - Hollands Vocaal Ensemble

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmuS6ChtcDE                                             

Total Harmonic Distortion. Standard: blue trace, True: red trace.

Total Harmonic Distortion 20 mV True/Standard phantom. The 3e harmonic is 6 dB lower with the True

FFT Spectrum 1kHz 5 mV 500-10000 global. Standard phantom power: blue trace and True Phantom®: red trace. Notice the abcense of odd harmonics.

FFT Spectrum 1kHz 5 mV 3e harmonic. Notice the abcense of odd harmonics.

FFT Spectrum 1kHz 20 mV 5e harmonic. Notice the abcense of odd harmonics.

True Phantom noise without input signal. This is 16 dB more quiet than the standard phantom power.


Standard phantom noise without input signal: 22 uV. This is 16 dB more noise than the True phantom power supply.

Testimonials

Hi Erwin,

my apologies that this took forever, but anyway today i was able to do some tests and it was actually a big

surprise for me.

I´m not into magic boxes and vodoo-cables but the True Phantom really

makes a difference.

I´m not able to do double blind tests here but based on my findings I

would give the unit to one of our customers to have a listen under

real-world conditions.

I used a matched pair of MG M930 Mics and tested them with the antelope

audio Zen Studio - I understand that the TruePhantom makes the most sense

with preamps like that i.e. onbard preamps in an interface where not much

money and thought went into the design of the phantompower circuit.

One mic using the Zen´s 48V and the other using the true Phantom.

the noise of the TruePhantom powered mic was subjectively lower - and this

is already a low noise mic.

But the real surprise was that the TruePhantom powered mic sounded totally

different in the LMF Range especially within close proximity. Much clearer

and less distorting.

I´m trying to do some measurements but I don´t know if that makes much

sense because when you remove the mic from the setup it might not show any

differences.

Best Regards,

Arne Kohlscheen

(Systemtechnik / Reparatur)

Digital Audio Service GmbH

Neuer Kamp 30

20357 Hamburg

t+ 49.40.4711 348-12

f+ 49.40.4711 348-19

ak@digitalaudioservice.de

http://www.digitalaudioservice.de/ (www.digitalaudioservice.de)


True Phantom:

Standalone high end, low THD, 48V Phantom supply.

Our opinion: The only real update on the now standard Phantom powering scheme, the advantages of this 48V supply are easily heard but will only work with Schoeps style transformer-less microphones. Literally a breath of fresh air when used with any such mic. We like the enhanced detail and clarity of the low end especially. Note: This device does not affect the frequency response of the microphone but lowers the mic output's THD significantly.

http://www.nohypeaudio.com/tritonproducts.htm