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Sounds like your Phantom power supply may be defective. To be safe, 1st try moving AC plug for Phantom supply to another outlet as sometimes "sharing grounds" can be a problem. If this doesn't help, try using another phantom power source ...many PA mixers have built-in phantom power. If the buzz disappears with a new one, it will be a filtering issue (capacitors) with the old phantom supply.

Behringer C-1... | Answered on May 27, 2014


It is likely that the brown goes to pin 1 (ground/shield phantom -) as well as the black.

Red is likely to go to pin 2 (across from 1)(signal +)
and the orange to pin 3 (signal -)

Behringer C-1... | Answered on Dec 30, 2013


The C-1 is a condenser microphone, which means that it requires phantom power in order to function. Most M-Audio products will provide phantom power, so it would just be a matter of pressing the button or switch (it might be marked +48 or +48v). If your M-Audio device doesn't have such a button or switch, you'll need to upgrade to a preamp that does in order to use that mic. If you do turn it on and it still doesn't work, there's something wrong with either the cable or the microphone itself.

Behringer C-1... | Answered on Dec 22, 2013


you could get away with getting a small behringer mixer that has +48V of power for the mic. Put your mic cable into there and then run straight out using 6.5 (guitar) cable to your computer. you may need some connectors to convert your jack.

Behringer C-1... | Answered on Feb 05, 2013


The wire that is not connected is probably the ground wire. Reconnect it and your humming should stop.

Behringer C-1... | Answered on Jan 14, 2013


The easiest way is to plug it into a mixing desk or microphone input on a sound card. However, whichever you do you will need phantom power as this microphone requires it.

Behringer C-1... | Answered on Aug 28, 2012


That's a condenser microphone. Make sure you have on your phantom power. Should be a button or switch somewhere on the mixer ( individual channel or switch by power switch or in master section for +48v). All condenser mics require this.

Behringer C-1... | Answered on Aug 26, 2011


With the C-1 it does require phantom power to work. On the board your using make sure the +48(phantom power) button is pressed in and it should be golden.
If it's the C-1U, the drivers must be installed first. http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/C-1U.aspx
Good Luck, Cody J.

Behringer C-1... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010


I don't know what you mean by "audio box".

This microphone REQUIRES "phantom power" and if your "audio box" does not provide that or the switch on it is set to phantom off, the light will not come on.

Behringer C-1... | Answered on Aug 04, 2010


Go to this site:http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/MIC800.aspx#documentation Scroll down the left side to manuals. You can get one in whatever language you are most comfortable with.Here is the place for your microphone:http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/C-1.aspx Your microphone needs phantom power which is a feature on the mic800. Just remember to use a good XLR balanced microphone cable or the phantom power won't work and you could damage something. Hope this helps.

Behringer C-1... | Answered on Nov 29, 2009


I doubt that there is a problem with the unit. Usually people have problems with their cables or the speakon plugs themselves.
Unscrew the connector that is used on both ends and double-check their connections. Sometimes the screws that hold the heavy gauge wire in place, come loose. Also make sure that they are in the right places. Sometimes you have 4 connections. Make sure they are in +1 and -1 connections. Every once in a while you'll find a quirk unit that requires you to use +2 and -2 instead. Look at the back of the amp. It should tell you which numbers it uses. Make sure you check the same thing on the speaker end also. If you have a meter or continuity checker, use it to make sure it's wired right.
This is a professional piece of equipment. They don't go bad easily. Make sure you tighten those connections real good and that you pay close attention to the engraved numbers on the speakon connectors. (That is if they are quality connectors. The cheap ones may NOT tell you the numbering or the phase, ((+ or -)). Hint: The negative one is always closest to the outside of the plug. You'll have to study it to understand that. The screw terminals on the inside have 'walls' on both sides of it. Those are the + connections.
Also, check the switches on the front. You may have one of the switches in the wrong position or setting. Also if you're using phantom powered mics, you have to turn the phantom power on or else they will not work. Hope this helps.

Behringer Audio... | Answered on Oct 05, 2019

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