Post by thecolourfulway on May 4, 2021 12:03:47 GMT -6
I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to certain principles in electronics...I have a basic understanding of impedance but can’t figure out an issue I’m encountering, or if impedance is indeed even the problem.
My 2 track mix down deck has a split on the output and goes to two places - 1. control room monitor 2. my patchbay.
Under normal conditions everything works fine, but here’s where it gets weird, when I patch the output of the 2 track into certain gear via the patchbay....the sound in the monitor path changes dramatically, loses maybe about 1-3db and loses some top end openness. Some of my gear causes no change or a less dramatic change. I’m not talking about a change heard after passing through gear, but that the split signal which goes direct to the monitors is changing when I patch the other end of the split into something. This makes me think certain gear is loading the output incorrectly, wondering how I can troubleshoot that and what the solution might be when I need to patch into the gear that is causing the issue.
Thanks for any thoughts or suggestions you wizards!
My hunch is that the built in split is a glorified “Y” cord, nothing wrong with that except of course when a situation like yours pops up and there is some kind of impendance issue because the destination is seeing the load of the other path as well and doesn’t like it. Savart or Matt might have a far more technical solution but I have 2 simple solutions.
1 a nice transformer based line level splitter.
2 just take one of the outputs to the patchbay and switch back and forth at the bay.
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