[LAU] Any DI boxes that do this?

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Sun Aug 26 07:24:46 UTC 2012

Thanks, Simon and Harry. I sent the message off, then a while later 
thought, "Bet I'll just have to combine the stereo to a mono and put 
that into a standard DI."

I'd love to use 2 XLRs, but we don't have enough channels on our snake 
anymore (combination of some added singers and one non-working line in 
the snake).

On 08/25/2012 04:09 PM, Simon Wise wrote:
> On 26/08/12 09:24, Harry van Haaren wrote:
>> XLR leads are mono right? So if you're putting in a stereo signal to the
>> DI, you're going to have two XLR outs: keeping the stereo.
>> If you're determined to get the signals to one XLR either combine the
>> stereo to mono, or just use one output of your synth. By using one XLR at
>> *any* point in the signal chain you're going to lose your stereo
>> image. Why
>> not use 2 XLR's?
>> -Harry
>> On Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 2:10 AM, david<gnome at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:
>>> Input 2 1/4" phono (stereo output from a keyboard or computer sound
>>> card,
>>> not a guitar) and turn it into a SINGLE balanced XLR output?
> there are only 3 contacts in the usual XLR, so it can be a mono balanced
> connection or a stereo unbalanced ... you would need a 5 pin connector
> for stereo balanced, certainly there are such beasts but they are much
> less common.
> Simon

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