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reel to reel is unbalanced, microphones are, now what?

Post by pixeltarian » Fri May 27, 2011 1:31 pm

do I need to know anything about going from RCA to TRS/XLR? any special things I should do besides just make 1 and 3 share the RCA sleeve?
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Post by ott0bot » Fri May 27, 2011 1:44 pm

do you have this link:
http://www.rane.com/note110.html

i think #'s 4, 6 or 17 is where you want to look for wiring depending on the pin out.

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Post by pixeltarian » Fri May 27, 2011 3:05 pm

ott0bot wrote:do you have this link:
http://www.rane.com/note110.html

i think #'s 4, 6 or 17 is where you want to look for wiring depending on the pin out.
I was lookin at that, but I've also heard that one might want a transformer somewhere in there like in the second diagram from the top on the rane page - overkill?
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Post by drumsound » Fri May 27, 2011 11:39 pm

The input on the tape deck are line level. You need a mic pre with a line out, or a console of some sort.

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Post by pixeltarian » Fri May 27, 2011 11:50 pm

drumsound wrote:The input on the tape deck are line level. You need a mic pre with a line out, or a console of some sort.
i got line outs galore.
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Post by drumsound » Mon May 30, 2011 8:30 pm

pixeltarian wrote:
drumsound wrote:The input on the tape deck are line level. You need a mic pre with a line out, or a console of some sort.
i got line outs galore.
Just because something has an XLR input, that doesn't mean it can take mic level.

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