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>In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
>Bert Aerts <email@example.com> wrote:
>>what is the advantage of using a d.i. box, instead of just a jack to
>>xlr cable? what does it do exactly, a d.i. box?
for example, if i
>>perform using my laptop with a simple stereo jack output, what's the
>>better: a double d.i. box or a simple "stereo jack to Y xlr" cable?
>>thx a lot,
A simple stereo jack output is three wire unbalanced (L channel, R channel,
ground for both). Hooking it up from a stereo jack to a "Y" XLR cable would
still be unbalanced, assuming you got the correct hot wires to pin 2 of the
XLR's and wire the ground to pin 1 and 3.
Since it's line level, why not just use stereo to "Y" mono 1/4" phone jacks.
Then you can plug those into separate DI's or straight into line inputs on the
board (under 6'). Should you use the DI's make sure you plug the XLR outs into
the mic inputs on the board. The DI's knock the fool outta your signal. It's
the trade off for getting rid of hum, noise, etc.
A passive DI should be ok since the computer output is an active input to the
Money will determine how good a one you buy. Anywhere from $25 to $150.
I'm not real sure I'm understanding what you're asking, so if I wrote something
stupid, please ignore it. What I write looks stupid most of the time anyway.
But it's ON TOPIC.
-"sounded good to me"-