FOH guys attitude toward active splitters
Old 18th January 2013
  #1
Gear nut
 
cioto's Avatar
 

Thread Starter
FOH guys attitude toward active splitters

Hi everybody, this is not a technical topic.
I have a little 24 input passive splitter, and I would like to upgrade one day to an active one.
I wonder what is the opinion of most FOH engineers toward active splitters, particularly for making gain from the stage.
Your experience would be appreciated.
Thanks
Old 18th January 2013
  #2
Lives for gear
 
Roland's Avatar
Transformered splits are by far the "popular" choice, in so much as they provide ground isolation and there is less chance for something to go wrong. Active splits are good, however, they are expensive and like any other electronic device, they provide another potential point of failure.

All the above being said, I see mostly passive splits, cheap, easy to make, and most of the time they work fine, the only drawback from a technical, recording point of view is that they don't offer isolation, mind you, if something is going wrong, isolation or not you probably have a problem anyway.
Old 18th January 2013
  #3
Lives for gear
 
TinderArts's Avatar
 

Many touring guys prefer passives because their digital console preset gain staging remains fairly consistent. Many also prefer the sound of an iso split to an active one.
Old 19th January 2013
  #4
Lives for gear
 
Richard Crowley's Avatar
 

An active splitter where the house feed is simply passed-through (and the active part "samples" the signal and feeds it to recording) would be far more palatable to your random FOH guy than something that puts active circuitry in the house path.

Even a passive, tranformer-iso splitter (the least "invasive" possible) is not necessarily welcome everywhere. I suppose it depends a lot on where you are using it and your working relationship/reputation with the various FOH people.
Topic:
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter / Forum
Replies
Unbound / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
8
Unbound / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
23
mortenbrekke / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
6
JayCrouch / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
1
fross / Remote Possibilities in Acoustic Music & Location Recording
10

Forum Jump
 
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.