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Old 28th July 2005
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Midas Venice <-->AD/DA question

I am wanting to get a Lynx Aurora 16 and use it for AD/DA from DAW to our Venice line in and direct outs.

The Lynx uses DB25 connections for analog I/O with 8 channels on each connector. All the snakes I see for this config output to 8 balanced connectors, either XLR or TRS.

The line ins and direct outs of the venice are 1/4 unbalanced.

How would I make this work so I have the most options and best performance for the future? Just go TRS and plug the balanced 1/4 into the line inputs and outs? Or get the XLR's and use line transformers on every end (overkill?). Or something else?

It seems like if I had the XLR snake, I would have more future options for going direct into the AD from outboard and such. I am trying to buy as few snakes and other cables as possible.