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Splitting an output

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Drambudi, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Drambudi

    Drambudi Guest

    I just got a BSS dpr901II Dynamic Equaliser from E-bay, loving it!
    My problem is, unless in split mode, this unit only has one output and I need two.
    I only need one of them to be balanced (going to my A/D), and the other can be unbalanced since it's just for monitoring purposes.

    Question:
    If I use a "regular" DI box for this, will this dengenerate the balanced signal going to the converter in any way?
    Do I need to get a really expensive one, or will something more budget friendly handle this easy task without degenerating my audio path?

    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    What is the rest of your chain? Why aren't you monitoring after it goes into your DAW? Is this for live performance or tracking or mixing?

    If you want the capability to monitor just prior to AD conversion you need a line level splitter not a DI box or a mic level splitter. Coleman makes a small unit that would work- the LS3. ProCo makes the Switch Witch which I like better. You just need it to be line level when you research the box that fits your needs.
     
  3. Drambudi

    Drambudi Guest

    "you need a line level splitter not a DI"
    -Ahh, of course, stupid me... it's balanced line on a XLR output...

    This is for studio use, I use hardware monitoring exclusivly, using a small mixer for this. It's more convenient setting monitor levels using physical faders I think.
    Also, having software monitoring disabled, there's no need for low latency settings that makes my old ass computer puke.

    The Coleman seems great. Though it's described as a "line level selector" that "allow for easy switching..." With this box being passive, can I really use it to get two simultanius independent outputs?

    Thanks alot for the guidance and suggestions!
     
  4. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Distinguished Member

    I don't believe the Coleman LS3 has a switch at all. The ProCo Switch Witch is for sure a passive full time split. I don't work for Sweetwater and receive no commission from them (disclaimer) but they have both in stock and the pictures don't show any switches. Hey, don't sweat the splitter level. In a pinch you could use a mic splitter but the internals are slightly different.

    Now of course, if you are summing on a small mixer, won't it have duplicate master outputs? What's the mixer?
     

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