T8S XLR Outputs to House System
The T8S ToneMatch mixer XLR outputs are LINE LEVEL. If the house system mixer XLR inputs are MIC LEVEL, the T8S ToneMatch mixer signal from the XLR outputs will be too hot. If you are experiencing distortion when you connect the T8S ToneMatch mixer XLR outputs to a house system mixer XLR inputs, this article is for you.
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The T8S ToneMatch mixer XLR outputs are LINE LEVEL. If the house system mixer XLR inputs are MIC LEVEL, the T8S ToneMatch mixer signal from the XLR outputs will be too hot. There are several ways to get a better match for the levels.
House System Connection
Most house system mixers should have options to match the input sensitivity to a LINE LEVEL source like a T8S ToneMatch mixer.
- Use the input trim and lower the input sensitivity
On the house set system, set the input trim so you get a strong input signal without clipping. See the owners manual for the house mixer for details.
- Use the MIC/LINE or ATTENUATION switch to lower the input sensitivity to LINE LEVEL
- Use the 1/4 inch (6.3 mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve LINE LEVEL input
Use an XLR to 1/4 inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve converter
Between the T8S ToneMatch mixer and the house system
Use a -30 dB attenuation Pad to between the T8S and the house system
T8S ToneMatch mixer Connections
Use the T8S ToneMatch mixer 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve output to the house system mixer 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve inputs