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Cheap EQ to drive long lines

Discussion in 'Sound, Music, and Intercom' started by 2mojo2, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. 2mojo2

    2mojo2 Active Member

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    Has anyone tried driving a 100 foot return from a B******** GEQ3102 disposable equalizer?
    Did the EQ have enough output?
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  2. museav

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    I guess that depends on the signal and gain structure. According to the manual the maximum output level is +21dBu which while lower than some devices is certainly not unusually low. I would think you'd be fine unless you have poor gain structure.
     
  3. waynehoskins

    waynehoskins Active Member

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    No problem driving a 100-foot drive line (which, by the way, isn't long). Just plug it in, it'll work.
     
  4. FMEng

    FMEng Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    As Wayne says, 100 feet is no big deal. The key to driving lines without hums and buzzes is to make sure both output and input are truly balanced, that the cable is twisted pair, and the connectors are wired properly.

    Unfortunately, the industry hasn't learned and there is still a fair amount of unbalanced devices out there, especially power amp inputs.
     
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    Ditto what the others have said, that EQ will push a 100' snake, but you may need to slap the front end of that EQ to get a strong signal output. Thats kinda the problem with that manufacturer...not a lot of consistency from piece to piece.
     

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