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Re: XLR to RCA adaptor used with a DI

Postby Gordon Pigeon » Thu May 19, 2011 7:11 pm

Hi guys thank you for your input

Well the DI is passive, its an MTR. ive tried the ART isolator you stated but it wasn't as good as the the DI. It's all fine if i have a mackie to plug in to but it would be great to be just that little bit more flexible. i have little money to spend you see, so was just trying to see what i could do before i start saving for a radial, or a mac :P

How about using the MTR in reverse? going balanced to un-balanced ? it think i heard that was possible...
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Re: XLR to RCA adaptor used with a DI

Postby James Perrett » Fri May 20, 2011 10:16 am

The ART box and your MTR box serve different functions so aren't directly comparable. The MTR is the right box to use if you are feeding a mic input on a mixer while the ART box is the one to use if you are feeding your laptop into the line input on a DJ mixer.

Yes, you could probably wire the MTR in reverse but you need to make sure that the DJ mixer input has a reasonably high impedance (10k ohms or more) and be aware that the voltage level will be boosted so don't run the signal too hot.

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