Alice 828 MIC inputs for line level instruments.

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  • #15399
    AvatarGoogoo
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      Hi, I was wondering if I can take advantage of the MIC transformer inputs on the Alice 828 with line level synths/samplers/audio interface outputs?

      Would I have to DI them or is it a case of just adjusting the output volume from my chosen keyboard etc?

      Thanks.

      Gary.

      #16156
      Ted FletcherTed Fletcher
      Keymaster

        The only correct way to use the transformer inputs on the 828 with line level sources is to use a 20dB XLR pad. The mic input is OK for signals up to -20dB but the low frequencies suffer if you push them too hard.

        You can get a suitable pad from CPC for about £7. The CPC order code is AV17579. :geek:

        #16157
        AvatarGoogoo
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          Thanks Ted! Just looked and they are only £3.90 each :D

          #16158
          AvatarGoogoo
          Participant

            Hi Ted, another question. What’s the best way of cleaning crackling pots and faders on the 828? Products etc? Thanks.

            #16159
            AvatarWHoops
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              Ted Fletcher wrote:

              The only correct way to use the transformer inputs on the 828 with line level sources is to use a 20dB XLR pad. :

              A DI box like the op asked is also a “correct way” to connect -10dbv Line level sources to a Microphone Preamplifier’s input. The DI will respect both Levels and Impedances

              Most DI’s have a PAD at the input, 0db’s for Guitar/Bass, -20db’s for Line level -10dbv (keyboards,samplers) and -40dbs for Speaker Level.

              Anyway, connecting a Line level device directly to the Alice Microphone input is also quite nice if you want to distort or dirty up that line level source, expect distortion and a limited frequency response, but it might be nice for specific tasks. The 828 distorts nicelly

              #16160
              Ted FletcherTed Fletcher
              Keymaster

                My response was strictly accurate…..

                But then again…’If it sounds right, it IS right!’ :D

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