unbalanced synth output to balanced patchbay ?

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unbalanced synth output to balanced patchbay ?

Post by VOLTA » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:00 pm

Unbalanced synth output to balanced patchbay ?
Trs or ts cable. Do i need a DI box ?

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Post by tony d » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:05 pm

Not sure about your patchbay but on my mixer which only has balanced inputs i had to make cables like these mentioned in this article http://www.rane.com/note110.html
It mentions that an isolation transformer is a better way of dealing with it but for my application this wasn't practical.

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Post by Ashi » Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:57 am

I use TS cables to go from my balanced patchbay into any unbalanced gear, patchcables are balanced as well. So far it works fine..but my mixer inputs accept both balanced & unbalanced and I guess it's not the best way to do it..but transformers are expensive ;)

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Post by hiawog » Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:37 am

When connecting balanced and unbalanced gear, my understanding is that you should use an unbalanced (TS) cable. Make sure everything's grounded.

Alternately, you can use a line-level shifter like those made by Ebtech. Maybe overkill but personally I'm a fan.

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Post by DJMaytag » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:42 pm

hiawog wrote:lAlternately, you can use a line-level shifter like those made by Ebtech. Maybe overkill but personally I'm a fan.
Looking at these as an option for where I’m going to have to run a 30-35 foot snake from one spot where I have gear that’s prone to hum (Boutiques) over short distances, much less anything long.

Anyone else using these? I’m interested in one of the 8-channel rack units with 1/4” jacks.

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