Neumann USA is introducing the N248 Power Supply at AES 2004, booth #1010. The N248 supplies one stereo microphone or two mono condenser microphones with 48V phantom power (P48). All connectors are of XLR 3-type. The audio signal outputs are DC-free. The five directional patterns of the TLM127 and TLM170R can be remote-controlled with rotary switches.
The remote control operates by varying the nominal phantom voltage of 48V over a range of ±3V (patented). As in standard operation, cable lengths up to 300 meters are permissible. Set to P48, all conventional microphones can be used, as well.
Mixed operation is also possible with 1-channel remote controlling a TLM127/TLM170R, while the second output supplies a conventional microphone.