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Re: BSS Active Splitters

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Posted by Dave Rat on July 27, 2004 at 11:47:25:

In Reply to: BSS Active Splitters posted by Al Bruder on July 27, 2004 at 07:02:40:

: Dave,
: What is this product used for?

: Al

The reasoning is that microphones have a very low output level and less than the lowest output impedance.

#1 An active splitter adds some gain to the mic level before sending it down the long snake run, and raising the level higher above any noise induced on the signal.

#2 It provides a method to get multiple splits without losing gain.

#3 It allows you to phantom power mics, right from stage.

#4 The lower output impedance of the active split is preferable.

#5 They are more expensive

#6 There are more things that can go wrong in the signal chain.

We do not typically use them but there are situations I have been in where they are useful.

We own 4 or 8 channels that we use to boost the "low output" Audix om7's on some tours.

Dave Rat

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