It appears the 242 applies phantom power to the TRS connection as well as the XLR connection, as opposed to the 22k11 which sensibly includes capacitors between these two connections, so the TRS doesn’t carry phantom power. I have ordered a 242, I will not be using phantom power, instead I will have my keyboard plugged into inputs 1&2.
I also have a toddler who likes pressing buttons.
Have I made a mistake entrusting Steinberg to supply me equipment without a “destroy your equipment” button"?
I mean seriously, if someone wants to use phantom power, keep it on the XLR, that consumer can buy appropriate cables. For the sake of four capacitors, sheesh.
If a TS cable simply grounds the phantom power on the input it’s connected to without doing any damage to anything, perhaps I have no reason to fret. The 242 manual provides a disclaimer of “don’t use phantom power for anything but…”, so I presume the design is a big problem. If it is a big problem, a conscientious manual would explicitly say “do not apply phantom power with a ts cable attached.”
I will have to decide if I void my warranty by completing the product, or return it because this design is dangerous for my keyboard. If I don’t get an answer here, my multimeter will provide one.