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pad DIY

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by frob, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    i was just wandering if it is worth it to DIY pads and if so what to use for that aplication?

    part two: what pads do you use if you dont have one on the pre? also does it make that mutch of a difrance.?
  2. rudedogg

    rudedogg Guest


    This one is pretty cool, and like $20 + shipping from down under.

    The cool thing is you can add it to your existing diy project.

  3. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    If the Mic-pre is already assembled and all you have is an XL3 input then am in-line pad built into an XL to XL adapter is a cool idea.

    You will need different units for Mic use and Line level use.

    Many pages on the net with resistor values for different situations.

    For some Mic-pres it can make a great deal of difference.
  4. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    kev your exactly the person i wanted to respond to this. what in interested in is inline XLR pad for mic level.

    i was also interested if any one out there new of posable store bought brands what they used and sutch but i dont know if any one that uses them is goin to even look at this thred with my subject line. ooops
  5. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    was that typed in a hurry ?

    Mic pads do require a different resistor balance.
    That's not to say that a line level unit won't work cos it will.
    It's just that it may not give the PAD amaount as marked.
    It may also change the load on the Mic such that it sounds different ... could be worse ... could be better. ... just different

    Shure !!
    had an in-line pad with dip switches.
    do a net search

    I'm sure we can fine some pages with tables for both Mic and Line level PADs
    I start looking.
    The DIY factory needs a page like this anyway and I should get on to that.

    I'll be back

    here's is one to get started with

    cos it's a good page

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