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  • #108997
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    Popeye
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    Our church just got an A&H Qu 32C and I have a question concerning my TD30 Roland e-drums input into the mixer.
    I currently have a two input/one output passive DI box. When I install the new A&H Qu 32 is that going to give us quality sound. I mix my drums at the sound module and use the two 1/4″ outputs jacks into the DI box then to a single channel. Would I get better sound from a double DI box (two in and two out)? I’m not concerned about stereo – no panning or splitting of drum voices. Is there any advantage to using different settings (such as gain or EQ) on each channel if I go with two inputs? Is a good quality passive DI box sufficient or should I consider active and why?
    Thanks in advance for all replies.

    #108998
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    Why are you using a stereo output (Main output TD30) and convert it to mono? Why not using the L(Mono) output, connect it to the DI and you are ready to go if you don’t want to have a stereo drum sound?
    I would prefer a stereo output (for stereo purpose). In this case you only need a passive DI, because the output signal from the TD30 is high enough.

    #108999
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    Thanks for the advice and info.

    #109003
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    Yes as ST said just use the single mono out connection.

    As for the DI box you have, is it a true mono summing DI box? Just about all
    DI boxes have two 1/4 inch jacks but they are just a loop through, using a DI like
    that in the way you are is actually shorting the two TD30 outputs together, not the best
    way to sum a stereo signal to mono.
    The Radial JDI does have a true mono mode.

    #109010
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    Popeye
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    Thanks Mike.

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