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-10 signals in a balanced Neutrik Patchbay to interface
Old 20th December 2011
Gear Head

-10 signals in a balanced Neutrik Patchbay to interface


I've read many threads about that, but still I'm not getting it

My interface is a Metric Halo and accepts both +4 and -10 signals

The patchbay is a Neutrik (the TRS 100$ one)

I have synths and samplers at -10, they are connected using unbalanced cables (with - and sleeve connected together, using TS plugs on both ends) to the patchbay, which is simply "through" what's on the back is what I have on the front (no normalled, half normalled or so)

As I said the interface accept both -10 or +4 signals, am I doing something wrong?

Should I use balanced or unbalanced patch cables?
Old 21st December 2011
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Old 21st December 2011
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I would keep the patchbay balanced. Several companies make a -10 to +4 adapter box that you can plug "consumer level" (-10) equipment into and allow it to interface with +4. Then if you add more +4 gear you're all set.
Old 21st December 2011
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yeah, but the interface already accepts -10 levels
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