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Connecting PreAmp to Compressor

Discussion in 'Preamps & Processing' started by tommyj3786, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. tommyj3786

    tommyj3786 Guest

    I am trying to connect my mic (Rode K2) to my PreAmp (The Brick) into my Compressor (RNC) into my Digi002.

    Here's where I'm not sure what to do...

    The output from the Brick is balanced (XLR). The RNC however only takes in unbalanced inputs. So how do I unbalance my connection so I can use these two peices of gear together?

    (I do have a Neutrik Balanced patchbay, is there any way to use that to unbalance the signal?)

    Thanks for your help in advance!
  2. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2005
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    REDCO makes and sells Female XLR to 1/4 in. unbalanced cables that would handle that interconnect for you:


    I've bought cable from these guys on a few occasions and the service has been great and the quality is excellent.
  3. roguescout

    roguescout Guest

    Yeah... I think if you are not running an RNP into that RNC, you need to cable it.

    If you had the RNP, you could do a XLR/TRS cable to the pre and it would stay balanced out of the compressor.

    Anyone else run into this? I bought the FMR set, so I just use TS on my guitar and keys and TRS for everything past the pre.

    I have a Brick now too. But I had better results bypassing the FMR gear and going straight into my Mbox. Much cleaner.

    I don't need much compression for VO work anyways. Especially with 3 tubes now!! :D

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