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Old 30th May 2006
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Line Levels

I got a problem with matching up the line levels on my mixer goin through my soundcard. There is no switch to +4dB/-10dB on both my gears. The group outs on my Yamaha mixer has +4dB and the inputs and outputs of my EMU 0404 has -10dB. The only thing that matches is the Output on my soundcard and the input in my mixer (-10dBu). The group outs on my mixer (+4dB) is connected to the inputs of my soundcard (-10dB), should i adjust the input trim on my soundcard's software mixer(patchmix) to +14dB??? or any suggestions?
Old 1st June 2006
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*bump* anyone???
Old 1st June 2006
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This is not a big problem in practice.
But you could build a line pad. just a few resistors.
Hans
Old 1st June 2006
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i'll chime in wanting to know more about this
i know profess. level is +4
and consumer is -10

but what i wonder and this may sound totaly dumb-
but on the back of my yamaha HS50's
+4dB is half way
and -10dB is cranked...it sounds backwards to me?
so they go from min-to +4dB then -10dB....???? with -10dB the loudest?

line pads?! shed some light on this zilver
Old 9th June 2006
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i'll be gettin my DAV BG1 and it has a huge output level. I'll be feeding it straight to my sound card with -10db. Is it going to degrade the quality of the signal? if so how would i improve it?

if i connect the ouput of the DAV BG1 to the input of my mixer, will it bypass the pres on my mixer? coz i wanted to control everything in my mixer
Old 12th June 2006
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Old 12th June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tWoKp.
i'll be gettin my DAV BG1 and it has a huge output level. I'll be feeding it straight to my sound card with -10db. Is it going to degrade the quality of the signal? if so how would i improve it?

if i connect the ouput of the DAV BG1 to the input of my mixer, will it bypass the pres on my mixer? coz i wanted to control everything in my mixer
I have the Bg1 too.

If you connect it unbalanced you have to DISCONNECT pin 3 of the output XLR !!!!
If you connect pin 3 to the ground (the way it is usually done) the output opamp of the BG 1 will distort.

I don't know about the huge output. Someone wrote that in the SOS review.
If you connect it to a -10db output you will have a bit more noise maybe.


Hans
Old 12th June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xmostynx
i'll chime in wanting to know more about this
i know profess. level is +4
and consumer is -10


line pads?! shed some light on this zilver
You could have a look at www.groupdiy.org
There are META threads with all the information.

Hans
Old 13th June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zilver
You could have a look at www.groupdiy.org
There are META threads with all the information.

Hans
thanks man
Old 13th June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zilver
I have the Bg1 too.

If you connect it unbalanced you have to DISCONNECT pin 3 of the output XLR !!!!
If you connect pin 3 to the ground (the way it is usually done) the output opamp of the BG 1 will distort.

I don't know about the huge output. Someone wrote that in the SOS review.
If you connect it to a -10db output you will have a bit more noise maybe.


Hans
how would i disconnect pin3? should i just pull it out? this is a temporary solution anyway until i get my emu 1212m that supports both balance and unbalaned connections
Old 14th June 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tWoKp.
how would i disconnect pin3? should i just pull it out? this is a temporary solution anyway until i get my emu 1212m that supports both balance and unbalaned connections
Cut the wire (in the XLR cable plug... not in your pre amp).
Pin 1 of the xlr should be connected to the sleeve-ground, and pin 2 to the tip-pin.

Good luck, Hans
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