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Old 17th January 2003
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Question about Vintech 1272 and Sytek

Does the 1272 and the Sytek MPX-4 have intrument and/or line inputs?? I can't find this info on their website...
Old 17th January 2003
  #2
The Vintech has instrument level DI inputs on the front. Mic level inputs on the back. +4 line level balanced outputs.
Old 18th January 2003
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The Vintech has instrument level DI inputs on the front
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What are "instrument level" inputs? My Vintech 1272 can't bring a passive guitar/bass output up to line level. When I tried either of my old P-basses, the front inputs were useless. I'm sure that keyboard level signals would be fine, but I own a closet full of old guitars and basses that can't drive those inputs. Active guitar/bass outputs might be fine ?

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Old 18th January 2003
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My Sytek 4 channel does not have any 1/4 line inputs
Old 18th January 2003
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Originally posted by hollywood_steve
The Vintech has instrument level DI inputs on the front
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What are "instrument level" inputs?
Regular 'line level' runs @ 600 ohms +4 signal level. An 'instrument level' input has a much higher impedance (i.e. One Megaohm, maybe less though sometimes, but still ultra high). I believe the typical 'instrument level' ouput runs at -20 level, but I could be wrong there (keys may drive hotter than that and actually generate -10 or hotter)...the signal is definitely much lower (obviously) on something like a guitar than on the line output of a piece of professional outboard gear.
Old 19th January 2003
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Steve, I've run into the same kind of problems using the Vintech 1/4" input. Most basses need all the gain on tap to come up to 0VU at +4. I've used them on stomp boxes while mixing a few times and that seems to be a better use for them. Usually it's not a problem if I plug a bass in and turn the gain all the way up but if the bass has a really low output or the player has a light touch it's close to useless. If both exist at the same time it's totally useless and I get better results with a BSS active DI and the mic input. Go figure.
Old 19th January 2003
  #7
Thanks guys!!! So Jay, what kind of stomp boxes do you send thru the Vintech?
Old 21st January 2003
  #8
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I track bass thru my Vintech about 90% of the time. I'll just switch my DAW's input from +4 to -10. Problem solved. I don't know if I'm doing something 'electronically wrong' but it sure sounds good!


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Old 22nd January 2003
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Quote:
Originally posted by jeronimo
Thanks guys!!! So Jay, what kind of stomp boxes do you send thru the Vintech?
Whatever I feel like while mixing. I'll take the output of the pre and take that back to a tape return on the console. It helps the impedance and gives them enough juice.
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