Splitting a balanced line level signal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by el murdoque, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    The preamp I will be obtaining shortly has a balanced output, a 1/4" TRS jack with a level pot. My problem is, I need that signal to go to two places - to our IEM mixer where it sits on a splitter and gets forwarded to FOH if necessary - and to my poweramp.

    I would like to minimize the things sitting on top of my amp, so I'd be very happy to hear that the signal most likely will be strong enough to be run through a Y cable and that I have, in that case, nothing to fear if some moron left the phantom power on by accident.
    If that is not the case, other than running it through a DI, what options do I have?
  2. monkeyfinger

    monkeyfinger Moderator Staff Member

    A simple passive split works in most cases. You should check with the IEM mixer and bass amp manufacturers about insulation from phantom power. If you are worried about it or other issues such as ground noise, etc, you can get a transformer-based splitter such as LX-2™ Passive Line Splitter & Attenuator