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Problem with Behringer ADA8000 ad/da converters
Old 23rd May 2006
Problem with Behringer ADA8000 ad/da converters

First of all, the gear:

- Motu 2408 mk2 - audio interface
- Behringer ada8000 - ad/da converters with preamps.

Second of all, the routing:


As you may understand in alternative 1, I'm using the adat outputs of the motu to the adat inputs of my ada8000 and from the XLR outputs of ADA8000 to my mixing console. Alternative 2 is straight from the MOTU to the mixer.

The problem occurs when I'm using alternative 1. The signal peaks even if the gain-pot on the mixer is on lowest posible gain. Alternative 2 works much better.

I wonder if it's normal of the ad/da converters to make the signal out so high that it even peaks with lowest posible gain?

(Everything in cubase is default - 0 gain on everything from in to out)

Old 23rd May 2006
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๐ŸŽง 15 years
if you check the specs of each unit you should see the output gain is much greater on the ada8000.
simly use a pad
Old 23rd May 2006 | Show parent
It get's ok when I lower the signal with 20 db in the output of Cubase. This seems stupid, does other brands than Behringer the same thing?
Old 23rd May 2006 | Show parent
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Do you use the same input on the mixer, or are you by accident driving the mixer's mic-pre with the xlr out of the Behringer??

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