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Ohm, a question please.

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by jhagertybhs, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. jhagertybhs

    jhagertybhs Guest

    Could someone tell me in what circumstance I would want to change the output of my A-Designs mp-2 from 600 ohm to 10k? Thanks.
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    The answer is simple. If you're plugging your preamplifier into a quality studio console like an API or Neve, you want 600 ohms. If you are plugging into a Tascam or other consumer piece of crap, you want 10,000 ohms. If it has a 600 ohm output, you are going to want to terminate that output with a 600 ohm resistor (in all actuality, 620 is more common) or into a 600 ohm input transformer. No amateur beginner crap will have that. They will all be at least 10,000 to 50,000 ohm inputs. The professional output will also be + 4 DBM. The consumer items will be somewhere around -10 DBu and really cannot handle professional studio line level stuff without overloading.

    Living in the professional world
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  3. jhagertybhs

    jhagertybhs Guest

    What would you consider a Lucid ad9624? That's what its running into.
  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    Lucid indicates that your unit has a XLR analog input connector and so it accepts higher line level balanced signals. If you are using that input connector I would suggest you switch your unit into 600 ohms. Your unit is designed to accept balanced studio line level inputs.

    If you are using a 1/4 inch analog input (if that unit even has one), switch your unit to 10,000 ohms. It's that simple.

    Ms. Remy Ann David
  5. jhagertybhs

    jhagertybhs Guest

    Thanks for the info!

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