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#657885 - 01/25/09 05:01 PM Line out to mixing board
Bob M Offline
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Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 208
Loc: North Carolina
Well, I tried to be a good junior member, but couldn't bring anything up in "search". So.....

How do you take the unbalanced "line out" from a DP to the sound system mixing board, when needing about 40 feet of cable. I have tried this once with the Roland DP at my church, and ended up with a loud hum in the feed (the board position was set to "line in", not "mic". Thanks in advance for any brief response.
Bob M

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Yamaha NP 30, NP 11, PSR E333

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#657886 - 01/25/09 07:04 PM Re: Line out to mixing board
Horwinkle Offline
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Registered: 09/22/08
Posts: 1011
With decent cable, 40 feet should work.

Loud hum might indicate a ground loop (for which cable length won't matter), or possibly a defective cable.

#657887 - 01/25/09 07:18 PM Re: Line out to mixing board
jscomposer Offline
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Registered: 10/27/08
Posts: 537
Loc: The Boogie Down
Get a direct box to convert to line signal to XLR balanced. Run a short cable from the DP to the DI box, and then mic cable however long you need.
Joshua Seth plays Joshua Seth

#657888 - 01/26/09 04:34 AM Re: Line out to mixing board
Richard Stark Offline
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Registered: 04/09/06
Posts: 278
Loc: Hälsingland, Sweden
Something like this DI-box in stereo should do the trick! :-)


#657889 - 01/26/09 11:14 PM Re: Line out to mixing board
Bob M Offline
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Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 208
Loc: North Carolina
LHorwinkle, JSComposer,RStark, Thank you for the replies.
After some more experimenting, I'll go with a D.I. box, since the jacks built into the church are all XLR and plugged into the mixer as "mics". The only "line in" is one which a disc player AND tape deck share, and the cabinet makes changing any of the patches "in", clumsy. What compromises--high to low, level and impedence, because of the difficulty of running a simple, unbalanced cable between keyboard and mixer*#*!
Bob M

Charles Walter Model 1520
Yamaha NP 30, NP 11, PSR E333


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