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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:

Input:   +

Output:  +/-
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.)


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.

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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,


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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