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Running a balanced out to an unbalanced in Audio Interfaces
Old 27th August 2007
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Running a balanced out to an unbalanced in

I'm looking at getting The Brick mic pre by Groove Tubes. I need to run it into an M-Audio 1814. The problem is that the 1814 only has unbalanced line inputs and the brick only has balanced outputs. Any suggestions on how to do this and not get any line noise?
Old 27th August 2007
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just keep the cable runs as short as you can and avoid power lines/RFI. if you have to intersect a power cable, do it at 90 degrees with tape so it looks like a +.
Old 27th August 2007
There should be no issues if you are running short lengths, I would use a balanced cable where cold and ground are tied toghether at the other end (m-audio land)

Remember, long runs are where noise comes into play,

Keep it short and you will be good to go.

Old 27th August 2007
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Ok cool thanks. I guess something like this will work (or a non-Hosa version)?

Hosa 1 Ft Pro Balanced XLR Male To TRS 1/4" Phone Male [STX-301M]
Old 28th August 2007
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get it from redco and you're in business
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