The BM-1000 microphone is equipped with a dual working system, as described below:
1. Dynamic mode (5V mode). This mode is for use with mixers and audio interfaces which do not have the
ability to supply phantom power.
+ No separate phantom power needed
- Less dynamic capturing of sound, quality loss
2. Condenser mode (48V mode). This mode is for use with mixers and audio interfaces which are able to
supply phantom power, or for use with external phantom power supplies.
+ Better sound quality and more dynamic sound
- requires +48V phantom power to work.
To change the status of the microphone, an internal switch is provided to change settings.
Pressed in = Phantom power mode
Pressed out = Dynamic mode
Do not change the status during use, as this might damage your microphone and speaker system (as the
switch creates a short circuit during switching). This may permanently damage your speaker system and
doing so will void any warranty. Always unplug the microphone when switching modes.
To switch to a different mode, loosen the bottom cap of the microphone (bottom chrome piece, surrounding
the XLR connector.
After this, detach the black body housing while holding the head of the microphone firmly. You will see all
internal components of the microphone and the white switch which is used to change the setting. Press the
switch gently and select the desired working mode. After this, re-assemble the microphone in reverse order.