Pro audio equipment question? balanced output splitting

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  1. John H

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    I am using 2 pro amps on my tactile transducers. They are being fed from a DigiTech Digital delay.
    The delay unit only has a single ¼" balanced output. I want to go from this output to the XLR inputs on the amplifiers.
    Can the ¼" output on the delay unit be split like an unbalanced preout?
    A salesman at a pro sound shop told me I would have to split the signal at the XLR end.
    Is this correct?
    John
     
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    John,

    The ¼” balanced output can be split. All you need is a headphone “Y” adapter. However, there are a number of ways you could do this. For instance, do the amps have ¼” balanced inputs as well as XLR? If so, they are connected internally. So you could just jump a pair of ¼” balanced cables from the first amp to the second.

    Or, if the amp has barrier strip terminals, you could use them to jump to the second amp.

    Also note, a lot of pro amps have a “stereo/parallel” switch. Switched to “parallel” both channels to be driven from a single input.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     

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