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Question about line output of my RM100..

 
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wakeguitar
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:02 pm    Post subject: Question about line output of my RM100.. Reply with quote

hi guys, been away from here for a while but not from my modules.

During some configurations with my workhorse rack which I'm using with my amp's send signals I've noticed some behavior I don't understand, or like.

Seems whenever I try to split a line out signal, or use both send at the same time (going to different gear) that once the second signal is connected the first signal sees a drop in dB (usually around 3db or so) and signal seems to somehow diminished in others ways. Maybe more saggy? Something doesn't seem right.

I haven't been able to understand this as I typically don't understand electrical systems that well.

I even picked up a dedicated 0splitter with transformers (Radial LX-2) and that didn't make a difference.

However, I did find one way I can add a second signal without the degradation and that is by running unbalanced from effects to my Radial EXTC return. That seemed to be properly isolated somehow?

Example routing:

RM100 send 1 to a pad then to interface
Rm100 send to 500 module then to interface

Any thoughts or explanation?
Any splitter you have used to overcome this if you've had similar issues?

thanks
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mikegyver
RM100


Joined: 23 Jul 2012
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Location: Minneapolis, MN

PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't tried to split a line level signal in awhile but what you're describing makes sense, that a line level signal is weak and making a second connection drops it too much. I think you need some sort of line level booster/amplifier to extend it properly. There may be cheaper options, but something like this may be what you're looking for:

https://www.amazon.com/TC-780LC-Stereo-Booster-BLACK-VERSION/dp/B000RZXAHI
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