The Audio-Technica AT8801 provides 48V phantom power for a single microphone and allows the use of remote-powered microphones with systems that do not supply phantom power. Powered by AC line voltage, the AT8801 includes a plug-in power module that attaches to the electronics module with a 1.8 m (6') cable. The unit features a highly regulated power supply which provides a constant voltage source, even with a heavily loaded input. The regulator IC is internally protected to prevent overheating or damage even if shorted. The rugged steel case is finished in enamel and provides shielding from electrostatic interference. The AT8801 will adequately supply phantom power to the microphones connected to it via XLR-type connectors; additional phantom power (from a mixer or other source) is unnecessary, and is not recommended. For optimum phantom powering, an uninterrupted line must exist between the phantom supply and the microphone; no filters or transformers should be present.
Provides phantom power for one microphone
Highly regulated power supply provides a constant voltage source, even with a heavily loaded input
Regulator IC is internally protected to prevent overheating even if shorted
XLR-type inputs and outputs
Rugged steel housing provides shielding from electrostatic interference