preamp out OR low z balanced out?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by groov'ster, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. I play through a Peavey Pro500 head which into a 410 cab.
    I currently run a line out from the balanced low z into the house mains at my church. Would I get a different / better / worse sound if I were to go out of the pre-amp out into the mains?

    I've never even tried it. But now I am looking at different preamps to maybe get better tone and while looking at the pro500 manual found that you can run out either one.
  2. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    nope you're doing it right with the low z output. I'm assuming that is an XLR type DI on your amp right?
  3. yea, that s what I run the signal out of.
    I just didn't know if there would be a difference in sound quality or not.
  4. the pre amp out is for going into a seperate power amp

    it would work the same all in all i think, either way, just stick with what works :)
  5. "the pre amp out is for going into a seperate power amp"

    Makes sense to me.
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    balanced is better, because it suppresses noise.
  7. yeah, If I'm correct, the xlr out is balanced and the preamp out isn't. So if you are running it through a long cable to the desk, the preamp out will pick up alot more noise on the way there.

    unless you went fm the preamp out into a DI box and then to the desk...?

    I could be wrong though? anyone?