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Unbalanced to Balanced on Ebtech Line Shifter
Old 4 weeks ago
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Unbalanced to Balanced on Ebtech Line Shifter

Hi. Not sure the High end is the right place to ask this. Anyway, just got an Ebtech Line Shifter 8 Channels XLR to place between some synths and my Apollo 16 mk2.

My doubt is the connection of unbalanced synthesizers to the -10 dBV sockets (also XLR on this Ebtech model). I know I should connect the tip of the jack to the pin 2 (+) and the screen to the cold 3 (-), but what do you say, shall I leave the XLR ground, pin 1, unconnected or shall I bridge it to pin 3?

Tried both ways with good but different results, so I can't decide how to leave these connections. Is there a right and wrong answer to this?

Old 4 weeks ago
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As I understand it, there are 2 versions of this Ebtech unit: 1 with XLR jacks, and another with 1/4" jacks. Why didn't you get the one with 1/4" jacks, plus some adapter cables for XLR applications?
Old 4 weeks ago
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Well, was a question of price. This one was at an attractive price and I rather prefer to solder XLR than TRS.
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I have Ebtech Hum Eliminators, and they adapt to TS connectors without any sort of modification. I've never had to do a soldering job when using them. I imagine the Level Shifter uses the same technology in its TRS version. That's why I asked.

I have no modding suggestions. Sorry.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Ok, thanks but is no modding. Should be called how to connect unbalanced on XLR jack.
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