I have a persistent issue where if I send a CD (or the lineout from an mp3 player, computer, etc) straight into our FOH console, the signal comes out sounding very distorted. By distorted, i mean vocals in particular you can barely here and the sound overall is very flat. I have this problem running the deck through an Allen & Heath desk, and have also tried with a couple of Mackie boards laying around. Solution is to send the signal through a POS Yamaha DJ mixer and then the out from that into the console. So the non working signal path is: Deck --> A&H Desk --> EQ/Drive Rack --> Crown Amps --> Cluster Working Signal Path Deck --> Yamaha DJ Thing --> A&H Desk --> EQ/Drive Rack --> Crown Amps --> Cluster I'd like to lose the goofy DJ Mixer, but, it does something or other to the signal and it's all hunky dory as a result. Forget the brand of the EQ, it's a semi-auto unit, actual sliders are there, but you can put it in program mode and they're all motorized. Has a compressor, feedback drestroyer, some other trinkets on it as well. Crown amps, don't know the model offhand ... they're driving 3x2200W speakers is my understanding. I believe the amps are blue in color. This gear is not really my alley ... I just turn it on and it all works. Ideas?