linking the channels

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  1. BROKENBONES

    BROKENBONES Active Member

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    i've been linking channels together using a 1/4" unbalnced lead from output to di input.is there any advantage in using the balanced cables i.e xlr to xlr?does it really matter?
     
  2. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

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    If you use an XLR-XLR you'll be sending a line level signal into the next preamp...... way too hot.
    Not sure on the reason why the 1/4" cable need to be unbalanced, but Seb says to use one in the manual, so I'm sure there is a valid reason.
    Maybe he will explain?
     
  3. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

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    The D.I input is unbalanced and is a pure trip into the grid of the valve.It's a nice journey with no peaks or trophs.
    There's no real advantage to using balanced cables when linking channels and as Mark says it's quite a Hot signal for the valve to be nice to.
    Linking channels is a great way to get more colour out of the unit and is one of the reasons I designed the three way pad to handle hotter signals than your average design.
     
  4. BROKENBONES

    BROKENBONES Active Member

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    thanks that makes sense.i've been dialing the negative 15db pad on the second linked channel with exceptional warmth and tones.pleanty of gain to play with. :wink:
     

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