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active and passive D.I? tube pre amps?

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by luke404, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. luke404

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  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Dear Luke,

    If you are researching the device you have mentioned, there is no need to use your DI's, that's already built into the unit. You can use your DI's and go into the XLR microphone inputs but you only need the phantom power for microphones such as condensers that require it.

    You don't need a passive DI with an active bass. That is only an assumption since an active output frequently has a low impedance " emitter follower" transistor output and so does not get as loaded down as a passive pickup does with a transformer that has a 50,000 ohm input. Passive pickup's requires a very high input impedance such as an active "FET" DI box or a tube. If you want a tube sound, there are many software plug-ins that emulate that, such as the I. K. multimedia "Amplitube". If you want the real thing, use a tube! Sansamp makes some very nice DI's but again they only emulate the tube sound and it sounds as though you already have enough DI's?

    Redundantly redundant yours
    Ms. Remy Ann David
    Ms. Remy Ann David
    and the tube version
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     

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