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Originally Posted by davidwatson ➡️
Oh really? just a resistor? Can it really be that simple? Are there any drawbacks to using the resistor vs something like the JLM driver?

Just about every vintage Neve console, except the EMI-Neves and Disc mastering consoles, just had a 3600 ohm resistor in the hot phase.

It works fine. The only teeny disadvantage is that, to a teeny amount, the diode in the meter shunts the audio (in series with the meter impedance and the 3600 ohm) and this affects the distortion. But you would need a good audio analyser to see the effect... you won't hear it.