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Aurora GTQ2 Question about Input/Output Level Dual-Channel Preamps
Old 23rd December 2010
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Aurora GTQ2 Question about Input/Output Level

Thanks to Geoff and Alan for getting my new GTQ2 to me before Christmas

I racked it last night but didn't get a chance to toy with it. I was RTFMing this morning and came across a confusing bit in the manual:

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The level pot has an audio taper and is –20dB at half rotation. I would recommend using the level pot between ¾ and full rotation and never below ½ rotation unless part of a deliberate fade. If you have to turn the pot below ½ way, the sensitivity switch can be adjusted at least 4 clicks less! Operating the unit in this fashion ensures that you keep the headroom in the designed 26dB region.
Just to make sure I understand, the "level pot" is the Output and the "sensitivity switch" is the Input, right?

Sorry if I'm being dense. For references:

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Thanks to Geoff and Alan for getting my new GTQ2 to me before Christmas

I racked it last night but didn't get a chance to toy with it. I was RTFMing this morning and came across a confusing bit in the manual:

Just to make sure I understand, the "level pot" is the Output and the "sensitivity switch" is the Input, right?

Sorry if I'm being dense. For references:

I'm assuming thats the case...that seems like a VERY confusing way to word it...and seeing as different mic's have different sensitivities anyway....(for example a condenser vs ribbon vs dynamic)...it would probably be easier to think of the output as the level attenuator and the sensitivity as the gain (input). Higher the output pot and lower the gain pot, cleaner the sound. Lower the output pot, higher the gain pot, more coloured the sound. When it comes to the level coming out of it, just keep an eye on your meter's, it's the only way you're ever gonna judge it right for your specific setup...if you like the colouration/tone you're getting, adjust the output volume with the output pot...

Answering your original question though, yes sensitivity is input, level is output
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That's what I thought - thanks!
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