Hello folks. I've got an equipment question.
I have a Mesa M-2000, and I recently picked up an Eden WTDI. I love my Mesa, a powerful mid voiced head with crisp growly tube mids, enough lows for thump and clean highs. However, I love the tight emphasized lows of the Eden.
Right now I have the Eden in the effects loop of the M-2000, the effects send to the WTDI input, output to the Mesa return. The effects crossover is in the middle and the blend is 100%.
The WTDI's gain is minimal and I even had to turn down the Mesa's pre amp volumes to prevent WTDI distortion.
I matched the Mesa's dry level and the WTDI's level so when I blend in the WTDI the volumes are equal, however when I have anything less than 80% effects blend I get an very dominant mid scoop that I can only assume is a phase/frequency cancellation. Go to 0% or 100% effects blend and my mids come back...although tone colored differently.
I'm thinking I might try to use the Mesa's XLR out with the pre/post switch in pre (as to send an un-EQ'd signal to the WTDI) and go from XLR to 1/4" mono for the WTDI and back into the Mesa effects return.
Theoretically this would give me three independent blendable pre-amps. The Mesa's tube channel, FET channel and Eden WTDI. I also like the idea of using the Mesa's XLR out for the WTDI because of the level output control, allowing me to run more gain on the Eden.
Is there anything in the signal or electrical chain that would prevent converting a balanced XLR output to an unbalanced 1/4"? Can I expect any dB or tone loss from the conversion?
Am I correct in assuming that what I'm hearing is a frequency phase cancellation? Am I on the correct path to preventing the cancellation? Thank you. Cheers ~Mykk