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Barrier strip (help!)
Old 30th June 2005
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Barrier strip (help!)

Hi all.

I have a barrier strip that looks like this:

Code:
Input:   +
         -
         GND

Output:  +/-
         GND
Apparently this is a common barrier strip setup.

The input works fine. The Output +/- screw is what I can't figure out. I don't want to accidentally short any chips, so I haven't tried anything yet.

What do I do with the output? Should I tie XLR pin 2 (hot) to +/- and leave XLR pin 3 (cold) hanging in the air?!?

Any tips, oh ye soldering gurus? Please help!

This is for a Gain Brain II.

(Sorry for the dumb question, I searched but couldn't find anything relevant... Post a link if there's been a thread on this subject already.)

Cheers,

Johann
Old 30th June 2005
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Odd labeling, but I'd say the "+/-" goes to XLR pin 2 (hot) and the ground screw goes to XLR pin 3.

Bri
Old 30th June 2005
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Thanks Brian!

I was afraid of tying cold->GND but on your advice I did so, and it works perfectly.

Wow, Gain Brains are the most tweakable lil' thangs I've ever come across... So far me likes.

Thanks for your help Bri! Cheers,

Johann

EDIT: duh, no worry about short circuiting the GB unless I were to tie ground to the +/- pin. Which would be pointless anyway.

Oh well, no harm done anyway! heh
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