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Old 07-17-2019, 01:46 AM   #13
Geoff Waddington
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Originally Posted by karbomusic View Post
That's the point, those pins on the interface are the preamp, a DI isn't that, even an active DI only provides buffering - if an active DI adds gain, then it just became a preamp. For that keyboard that doesn't need a preamp, you plug into one of those line inputs that isn't a mic/inst combo. If all you have is the combo, that doesn't magically make it a DI, it makes it having to go through the pre cuz you don't have a dedicated line in.

^That doesn't affect your tests but one is a preamp input, the other does an impedance and balancing conversion and possible buffering if active. This time is for our understanding of how they work because it is helpful to know.
Big Amen on that !!

I always loved anything passive with decent build quality and Jensens.

The Radial stuff is great, haven't used Rapco DI's, have used their cables and snakes, good stuff.

After years and years and years of trying everything my favourite is still the 4 string passive bass into a Jensen DI into a good preamp -- e.g. Great River for a Neve vibe, Sebatron for a Fender vibe, etc. with possibly a mic'd amp/cab.
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