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Otari mx5050 III-8 restoration... Any advice? DAW Software
Old 15th November 2011
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Old 20th November 2011
  #32
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Anyone?

My main question is this - on the back of my D.A.V pre there are options for both balanced and unbalanced outs, if I went the first route and switched pins 2 and 3 inside the Otari's ins/outs then using the unbalanced outs on the D.A.V going into the Otari shouldn't present any issues then?

Also, regarding balanced output into the Otari, on the last page ofajen mentioned "depending on the type of output" and tying the minus leg to ground or not, if I were to run mics through the D.A.V and wanted to use the balanced output would those need the minus leg tied to ground? Balanced would be quieter right? Just wondering which types of balanced output would need this treatment and which wouldn't.
Old 20th November 2011
  #33
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Originally Posted by Shams View Post
Anyone?

My main question is this - on the back of my D.A.V pre there are options for both balanced and unbalanced outs, if I went the first route and switched pins 2 and 3 inside the Otari's ins/outs then using the unbalanced outs on the D.A.V going into the Otari shouldn't present any issues then?

Also, regarding balanced output into the Otari, on the last page ofajen mentioned "depending on the type of output" and tying the minus leg to ground or not, if I were to run mics through the D.A.V and wanted to use the balanced output would those need the minus leg tied to ground? Balanced would be quieter right? Just wondering which types of balanced output would need this treatment and which wouldn't.
Unbalanced should be fine.

Balanced signal into a differential (balanced) input rejects common mode noise better, but the Otari has unbalanced inputs... you can't run a balanced signal in. You must unbalance so you might as well use the unbalanced out and be done with it.

I'm guessing the DAV lacks transformers so it probably prefers leaving the minus leg floating, but it can go either way with each type, depending on the specifics of how transformer is wired or the type of electronically balanced out. Probably better to ask Mick at DAV.

Cheers,

Otto
Old 20th November 2011
  #34
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If you're having trouble sleeping, spend some time on this reference from the Jensen Transformers site:

http://www.jensen-transformers.com/an/an003.pdf

Cheers,

Otto
Old 20th November 2011
  #35
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Thanks much for the info! I'll look into the D.A.V transformers question and check out the info on the pdf in the link you gave me.

I'm really looking forward to working with the Otari.

Daniel
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