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:
: What is this product used for?
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.
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