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Old 20th November 2009
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Toft ATB - Weak signal to tape

I know I've got a "pro-sumer" console, but I wonder if anyone else has had this problem, or if it's just something that I have to deal with: In order to get a hot signal from my Toft ATB to Pro Tools via an Aurora (fixed trims), I have to gain the mic pre up so much that it nearly distorts before leaving the console.
I'm aware of the unbalanced direct outputs and I have them connected as such according to industry standards:
Source (Toft):
Tip = Hot
Sleeve = Cold
Shield is unconnected
On the DB25 destination end, all 3 conductors are connected appropriately. Should there be any signal loss when going from unbalanced to balanced? Is this just a crappy console?

Thanks in advance.