[sdiy] XLR to 1/4 inch

Quincas Moreira quincas at gmail.com
Thu Feb 20 20:58:18 CET 2020


Which mixer is it? If it has xlr or trs inputs thats better than ts. 

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> On 20 Feb 2020, at 13:56, John Speth via Synth-diy <synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
> 
> I'm hoping somebody can enlighten me if it's practical to take the XLR outputs from a passive DI box (transformer based) and use an XLR to 1/4 inch cable to drive my -10 dBV mixer inputs.
> 
> I'm looking at an ART 2 channel passive DI box (https://artproaudio.com/product/dualzdirect-dual-professional-passive-direct-box/). The problems I'm trying to solve are:
> 
> 1. My MOTM has such hot signals that they need attenuation
> 
> 2. A ground loop problem between my MOTM and mixer
> 
> For this DI box to work, I'd need to buy or make a cable with XLR on one end and 1/4 inch TS on the other. The DI box has a ground lift which I'm nearly certain I would use. I would probably use one or both of the DI box input attenuators.
> 
> Is my idea practical? How do you guys solve such problems?
> 
> Thanks - JJS
> 
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