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Can phantom power damage an unpowered microphone?

The existing answers are correct, but just to simplify a bit into a 'common rule'. If your mic was made any time in the past 50 years or so & you use standard XLR>XLR cables, there is no ...
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Can phantom power damage an unpowered microphone?

It depends on how your microphone is wired. If your microphone is wired symmetrically the two +48V contacts will just sit on opposite sides and create a 0-potential. This is why it is called phantom ...
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Can phantom power damage an unpowered microphone?

As long as you don’t have a ribbon microphone then it will not damage your other microphones.
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Why do PA speakers driven with more power deliver clearer and better sound?

It is all about headroom. I will use arbitrary numbers. If I was playing in a club at a volume that is not very impactful with three part harmonies and maybe an acoustic guitar in the system depending ...
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