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Old 27th January 2009
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RCA line in?

just making the move to passive monitoring (for an apt. set up)

wondering if there are any issues running line level out of an mbox or digi002 into the aux input on a stereo receiver. i've never run into a problem with balanced/unbalanced signals (though i try to keep things balanced), but will the RCA input be +4 or -10? does it vary?

any input would be sweet. thanks
Old 27th January 2009
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You can expect RCA inputs to be calibrated for a -10 signal, so if you're passing +4, it will be on the hot side.

The receiver will probably have the headroom to deal with that, if you turn the level down appropriately, but otherwise you'll need to pad the lines.
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ok cool. that's the answer i was guessing. i assumed it was -10, but soooo many people seem to use this for mixing/tracking that it must be an acceptable discrepancy. i guess i'll test it out with my living room stereo and see(hear) whats what.

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