Enable or disable phantom power

Phantom power is not enabled on the XLR audio input ports by default on Pearl Mini. You can enable 48 V Phantom power for the two XLR ports using the Admin panel.

When phantom power is enabled:

  • 48 V phantom power is applied to both XLR port 1 and XLR port 2.
  • The phantom power LED beside the XLR/TRS combo jacks on the rear panel of Pearl Mini is solid on.

Connecting devices that are not designed for phantom power when phantom power is enabled for the two XLR ports can seriously damage those devices. Always check the phantom power LED before connecting devices to the XLR ports. A direct box can be used to provide the correct mic-level signal to the XLR port and offers some isolation protection in case of accidental exposure to 48 V phantom power.

Enable or disable phantom power using the Admin panel

  1. Login to the Admin panel as admin, see Connect to Admin panel.
  1. From the Inputs menu, click XLR/TRS Audio. The XLR/TRS Audio page opens.
  2. Check Phantom power 48V, then click Apply.