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TD-20 Direct Outputs Balanced or Unbalanced?

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  • TD-20 Direct Outputs Balanced or Unbalanced?

    I've looked through the manual and it seems rather vague on this point. Does anybody know?

    Thanks!
    Todd

    Proprietor of Fine Music and Hot Sauce

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    In a word.... Unbalanced.
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    • #3
      Okie dokie then! Thanks!
      Todd

      Proprietor of Fine Music and Hot Sauce

      Visit me at www.toddreynolds.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        There are several posts on this if you do a search. They touch on using short lengths of cord with unbalanced lines to avoid picking up noise, using direct boxes to convert to balanced TRS or XLR connections and stuff like that. You didn't touch on any of that and, judging from some of your posts, my guess is you are well versed in that kind of stuff.
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        • #5
          Yeah I'd only be making a 10' run if that. I've started going the "run everything to their own direct outputs" route for more control at mixdown. Figures that they would be unbalanced. I suppose balanced jacks would have cost us an extra $500 or so, eh? ;-) At any rate, I can't justify buying a bunch of direct boxes for my uses in my little project studio. Plus I'm the kind of guy that would want the best DI boxes I could get, and this year I am more focused on my mic collection. :-) Good idea though. I may just buy a 10' snake somewhere down the road to make patching in quicker so that I don't have to waste as much time making 8 different passes when feeding the TD-20 MIDI data tracks. No big deal either way I guess.

          Thanks for the help!
          Todd

          Proprietor of Fine Music and Hot Sauce

          Visit me at www.toddreynolds.blogspot.com

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