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Reamp device necessary?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by mikecornett, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. mikecornett

    mikecornett Guest

    Hello,

    I'm wondering if anyone knows if the outputs on the Presonus Firebox are +4dB, and if I'll need a ReAmp to get the impedance correct if I want to run tracks back through an amp? I'm pretty certain they are at line, not instrument level.

    Thanks
     
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Try looking in your manual. If all else fails, an email or call to Presonus tech support would be where I would be looking for answers.
     
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    My stepson's guitar teacher just bought one of those things, and I ,too, was curious about that. The tech literature from PreSonus only states that they are "51 ohms"!!! There is absolutely no level info listed for ANY of the connectors! So I called the tech support line and, after a guy named Jason put me on hold for a very long period of time, he came back on and said that..."the max headroom is +18".....I'd say you will have to use it as a -10dB device. 18 dB is certainly not decent headroom for a +4dB "pro" device. They really never addressed that issue directly, though, did they? I must say that the Presonus I knew a couple of years ago when I got my first ACP88 is no longer the company I dealt with. Sad but true.
     
  4. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Wow, that is amazing in how there is no tech inf oin the manual and that you could not get a decent straight anseer from tech support. How sad indded!
     
  5. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    WAHT!?!?!? IT WASNT ON TEH INTARWEBS?
     
  6. Boltino

    Boltino Guest

    I had a similar experience with Presonus tech support regarding Central Station outputs and meter calibration. They pretty much gave me a deflection/blow off answer and never really helped me figure anything out. Pretty frustrating.

    Wes
     
  7. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Yeah, very sad, indeed. I have owned several pieces of their "earlier" gear, including some that had real Jensen trannies.
    Not the same company,IMHO. BTW, I was told by an engineer friend who lives in New Orleans that the guy who developed a lot of their earlier stuff left them to pursue other avenues and that's when the problems started...
     
  8. Antho

    Antho Guest

    I have the Firepod and love every bit of it, but I've never considered the issue you speak of. I'd honestly never heard of a Reamp either. I thank you for alerting me to its existence!

    I'll see what's in the Pod manual, bnut I don't like the chances as it's thin and pretty rudimentary, and doesn't even go into some stuff that's necessary to get the thing going: like sequencer internal routings etc. Normallly I'd expect the sequencer manufacturer to educate this side of things, but really, the Pod comes with Cubase SE, and there's just no mention in the manul of the details for routing, leaving the poor beginner (not me :) to figure it all out solo or on the net....

    I must say though, their customer service in my direction has been A + outstanding! Very helpful. Perhaps if you try again you might get someone else? Try their tech dept. I can give you their email if you haven't got it.

    here you go: jghillman@presonus.com
     
  9. mikecornett

    mikecornett Guest

    I tried calling, but that didn't turn out too well...I see why on their site they recommend email. I sent an email and received something back within hours....

     
  10. Reggie

    Reggie Well-Known Member


    Ha ha, what a n00b! :lol:
     

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