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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.

    Simpleton
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  5. jhagertybhs

    jhagertybhs Guest

    Thanks for the info!
     

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