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Balanced tape returns on TAC Scorpion II
Old 7th August 2005
Gear Nut

Balanced tape returns on TAC Scorpion II

I was planning on using the s3301 modules (subgroup/bus out/tape return) as eight channels of tape returns . . . However, the input configuration seems to be strange. I am sending a balanced signal . . . but can only get signal at the fader with the input jack (TRS) pulled 1/4 of the way out . . . and the fader reverse button pushed. All tape returns are functioning this way so I don't think there are any faulty componets. Is there a way to get a balanced line in tape return with these subgroup modules?

Thanks for everyone's help with the bad pot . . . I replaced it and it works great.

Old 8th August 2005

Sounds like those "inputs" are wired as inserts.


Old 8th August 2005
Gear Maniac

The inputs are designed to operate at 2 levels, using the tip for -12dB and the ring for 0 dB.... so you should wire either to the tip or the ring depending on which opertaing level you require.... if you wish to make it a balanced input you would need to modify the circuit.

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