Originally Posted by Tuned
Older GK heads have notoriously high DI output level, can easily clip the preamp of a mixer that doesn't have pads.
The default level reduction of every DI is -20dB.
strong signal level into DI stage => means strong (-20dB) DI signal level out into FOH.
A lot of Folks like and prefer high level signals ...although there is never any need to do it like that.