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Inexpensive Line-level Amp/Attenuator, Looking for some new hardware
Canar
post Jul 15 2012, 06:19
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I'm looking for an inexpensive line-level amp and attenuator. What I want to do with it is insert it into a signal chain so that when the signal is too loud I can turn it down, and when it is too quiet, I can turn it up. I've seen some products, I just thought you guys probably know even better.

Here's the problem: My E-MU 0404, which can pre-amplify signals well doesn't handle over-powering well. My Audio 8 DJ, which has no pre-amp, is maybe 20dB quieter. There's a range of signals for which the E-MU is too loud and the A8DJ is too quiet. This will be used in live performance contexts. I can't simply record and change gain afterwards.

I'd prefer RCA ins/outs. 2 channel, ideally. More is acceptable.


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post Jul 17 2012, 15:20
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I initially solved a broadly similar problem by getting a mixer.

Peavey, Mackie and Soundcraft, among others, make decent quality small footprint models. Although I suspect this would involve spending more cash than you would wish at this time. It's the classic solution though.

A better long term solution might be to sell on the E-MU and Audio 8 now and replace with a suitable multichannel audio interface. RME Fireface or Babyface would be the gold standard but the new Focusrite 8i6 would fit the bill and keep things neat.
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