Line input

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Mandachuva, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. Mandachuva

    Mandachuva Guest

    I want to purchase a DBX 286A, and it has a mic input (with a preamp) and a line input. Can I use the line input tu plug in an e-guitar? It says the line is 30k-60k Ohm impedance. This is high impedance (high-Z), right? 'Cos I know that the e-guitar is high impedance, so it should fit... Am I taking this the wrong way or something?
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Feb 10, 2001
    Yes, it will work just fine.
  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Why don't you just plug in a guitar and see if it works :?: Don't be afraid to try new approaches or experiment. As long as you don't plug the outputs of a power amp into a line or mic input, with a liitle caution , like keeping you monitors turned down, you really can't hurt much of anything.
  4. Mandachuva

    Mandachuva Guest

    Plug the guitar into what?... I don't own the 286A, as of yet. :p Nor do I own a similar apparatus.
  5. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    Feb 9, 2004
    the line in of the 286 is not intended for guitar.... 30dB of gain probably will not be enough for a guitar pick-up.... and high impedance usually means upwards of 100k?

    use the mic in instead....

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