- Attach your Bottle microphone to a mic stand
Once the microphone body is secure, install a B-head capsule.
- To attach the Bottle amp unit to your mic stand, loosen the boom stand arm or threaded end of the mic stand.
- Grasp the Bottle in one hand.
- Screw the mic stand threads into the threaded mount.
Connect the Champagne cable to the Bottle.
Then connect the Champagne cable to the Power Stream power supply.
Connect your Power Stream power supply to an outlet.
Then turn on the Power Stream to start the warm-up process.
- Position the capsule over the metal stem at the top of the Bottle, aligning the J-shaped slot at the back of the capsule socket with the protruding pin on the stem.
- Push the capsule down onto the stem until the pin stops at the end of the long leg of the slot. There is a strong spring inside the capsule socket, so a little extra effort may be required at this stage.
- Give the capsule a clockwise twist on the stem, so that the pin locks into the short leg of the slot and holds the capsule securely.
Use and XLR mic cable from the Power Stream into the mic preamp. It is not necessary or advisable to connect the Bottle mic Power Stream power supply to a 48V phantom power source.
- The Power Stream LED will turn on red.
- As the Power Stream warms up, the LED will turn amber.
- The LED will turn green when the Power Stream is fully warmed up.
At the end of a session, be sure to turn off the Power Stream power supply before disconnecting the Champagne cable.
- Whenever possible, connect the mic preamp output directly to your recorder or A/D converter, bypassing the mixing board and any unnecessary components.
- When exchanging capsules, there is no need to turn off the Power Stream power supply. A low-level audio signal is present whenever a capsule is removed, so it is good engineering practice to mute or turn down the microphone preamp gain and monitors before changing capsules.
- If a voltage change is needed, remove the fuse holder located above the AC receptacle. Reinsert the specified fuse (AC 110V 500mA or AC 220V 250mA) and select the correct voltage (110 or 220) using the voltage selector switch.
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