Altec Greenface 1611A I/O configurations and use in recording
After looking around I'm going to hopefully ask this question better.
I have some old Altec greenface gear. In particular is a 1611A microphone mixer amplifier. It has XLR inputs for the mics on the back, but....how do I get a signal out of the thing?? In the picture I have drawn arrows to the ground and other little screw things. What and where do I get the things to get a signal out of this thing.
I have a greenface tube preamp, an Altec 1592 which luckily has a monitor 1/4 inch output that I can use, and I use it as a preamp, and I really like the definition and punch it gives a signal. Does anyone else use these for vocals. I record male vocals for my relaxation/therapy CD/DVD releases and this thing really gives boost and clarity to the signal. I've seen them sell for as much as 1,200 in good working order or as little as $250 in some places.
As for the solid state ones. I know these aren't tube but they would still give a little bump to the signal or I could use them to make long mic runs if need be, or could I? I have a room with a wooden floor where I put drums and sometimes vocals and I thought about using the sold state one to make long cable runs and give a ltltle bump to the signal. Is this reasonable?
These things are Class A transformers and I've heard good things about using them as preamps. I just don't know enough about old electronics to get the stuff to complete the proposed scenario. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for the comments, and at any rate, any comments appreciated. I've not seen alot of discussion of these units on here. This is the best forum for recording and pro audio I have ever seen and I've learned more from this forum than all others combined. I love this place!!