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  • #70280
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    jakethepeg
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    I can see this being a dumb question but I’m going to ask anyway – there’s no way to use a return in a digital snake as an input?

    Thanks, Jake

    #70288
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    airickess
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    Not in a DSnake.

    #70295
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    GCumbee
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    Not in digital world.

    #70297
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    MarkPAman
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    Chap who sometimes does light at the same gigs as me was annoyed when I went over to digital, as he had to start running his own cable to FOH position! 😀

    #70326
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    jakethepeg
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    Thanks, I thought as much. I did up a great plan for replacing copper with digital snakes only to realise I was a few channels short as we have previously hijacked some of the returns.

    #70327
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    jakethepeg
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    Given the flexibility of the digital realm, some smart manufacturer will realise it’s possible to use unisex XLR connections in their stage boxes allowing any combination of sends/returns!!

    #70329
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    GCumbee
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    It’s called transmit and receive.

    #70334
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    jakethepeg
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    Thanks (guitarist jargon!)

    #70335
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    Mike C
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    It would take just a little bit more than changing the connector from male to
    female in the stage box.

    What board and stage box do you have?

    #70342
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    jakethepeg
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    Sorry, I was meaning as a new product, not a retrofit. I.e. a DX24 (as opposed to a DX 16 8)

    It was more intended as a joke. Target market would be about 30 customers..!

    #70344
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    Mike C
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    Actually a stage box where every connection could be configured
    as either an input or an output would have a big market..I think.

    The hardware to do that would be complex and expensive!

    #70350
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    jakethepeg
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    The hardware to do that would be complex and expensive!

    Yes, those who wanted it probably couldn’t afford.

    #70351
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    GCumbee
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    Need more inputs? Add another stage box or run some some copper.

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