Originally posted by Oldghm:
I am not ready to say that it doesn't work as well with 24v as it does with 48v, but I will say I don't like it as well straight into the PS1 as I do when I run to my Alesis (48v) then to the PS1.
It is hard to describe the difference between the setups, but it seems the mic is more responsive to subtle nuance, or there is an increase in the dynamics when used with 48v.
The "feel" that I get, with the mixer in place, has thus far not been attainable when direct into the PS1.
I suspect there is a difference in "working with 24v." and "working as designed".
This is a very interesting observation. Theoretically, the difference in voltage should only make a difference in the maximum SPL that the mic can handle.
However, I have previously opined that 130V DPA mics sound better than their otherwise identical 48V cousins under circumstances where the maximum SPLs they are "listening" to are no where near the limit.
If I had to bet, I would have bet that the PAS preamp would blow away the Alesis, voltage differences notwithstanding. Since I know that you are a careful listener, and not about to jump on any bandwagons unless it is a bandwagon that has met your approval, I don't know what to think.
Do channels 1 and 2 on your PAS sound the same? Does it sound as good as it used to? (I'm wondering if you might have uncovered a service issue?) Do you have access to any other preamps, maybe even some "zooty" recording studio ones to do some comparisons? I know you have oodles of free time for experimenting and reporting to the group.
I'm interested to hear what the -at-Bose folks might think about this.