The True Phantom® is definitely better than 

the standard phantom.


The True Phantom® is a current source phantom power. The 6K8 Ohm resistors are replaced by current sources. This increases the input impedance of your microphone preamp. 

The result is:

- 10 dB lower harmonic distortion of the     microphone.

- noisefloor 6 dB lower

- complies to the IEC standard 61938,  P48.

  • See the recent measurements with a APx 555,

  • made by Dan Foley, Audio Precision.



  • Total Harmonic Distortion : > 10 dB lower

  1. Typical Design phantom power, 48 V, 6K8 Ohm, in blue.
  2. True Phantom® 48 V, 3 MOhm, in red.


  • Noise floor 6 dB lower


  • 0,06 dB louder and better bass tone reproduction


Test setup


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

1. The standard phantom works as a compressor, compared with the True Phantom.

If you want to hear the file in your DAW, click on the link.

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

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

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

7. Recording with the True Phantom®

https://www.dropbox.com/s/weetsa9l2xwbdkl/Euro1.wav?dl=0

Gerard Beljon - Eli, Eli - Hollands Vocaal Ensemble

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

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


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 distortion is lower, the noise level  is lower and headroom will improve. 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 ( 399 € )

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


"....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..."


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

digitalaudioservice.de/triton-audio-true-phantom.html


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 and works with any P48 microphone. 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


"....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..."