Reamp without a box
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17th November 2003
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Reamp without a box

I know about the boxes

but wouldnt a simple transformer(15 bucks) that switches from Lowz to highz do the same thing?

Anyone tried this?

I understand the boxes have volume controls--but I can do that with my Cards mixer.
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18th November 2003
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No, it's not just a matter of sticking a low to high Z transformer on and calling it a day. There are issues of level change and optimal impedance to be considered, and getting the tone to be translated accurately. The volume knobs are not exactly volume knobs -- they are also matching impedance as well. Check out the Little Labs website for more insight: www.littlelabs.com

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Has anyone actually tried it--I hate to take the word of littlelabs who want me to spend 600 bucks to convert low z to high z.

I mean many people convert high z mics to low z with a 10 dollar transformer since cain
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Re: Reamp without a box

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Originally posted by Absolute
...wouldnt a simple transformer(15 bucks) that switches from Lowz to highz do the same thing?

Anyone tried this?
Yes, in 1969 when we first got a 16 track. I found using a headphone feed worked better.
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21st November 2003
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Has anyone tried to do this after 1969?
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It'll work... the question will be more of the tone of the transformer's character than anything else... there are a whole lot more shitty sounding transformers out there than good sounding transformers.

BTW... I don't know where you got the $600- number for a Littlelabs tool... most of them are way less expensive than that.
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Thanks,

you know what I was thinking...I think it is called Direct injecter or something that was $599 or so. I got the 2 mixed up--I think the Little labs was around 200
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