I own a Shure KSM44 mic, PS1A power supply and a SONY DTC 75ES digital tape recorder. I understand I would still need to get a preamplifier. Can you give me any info about what kind I should get?
Stop! The KSM44 mic requires 48 volts of phantom power for proper operation; the PS1A only produces 20 volts. The KSM44 will not operate at its best on 20 volts of phantom power. The PS1A is not a good match for the KSM44.
We suggest you investigate a mic preamp that also supplies 48 volts of phantom power.