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will i lose sgnal?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ryla, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. ryla


    Jun 17, 2004
    auckland new zealand
    from the direct output on my gk400rb i sling a cable all the way across stage to our mixer desk, do i lose signal over this distance and do i need a di or something to give me the best signal?
  2. jrduer


    Jun 27, 2005
    Georgetown, TX
    If the direct output from your amp is an XLR (microphone-like) connection, and you use a mic cable, you'll be fine.

  3. If your 400rb is the same as the 400rb-II currently on the GK site, then you can think of the 'direct out' as a built-in DI.

    So you're good to go.
  4. ryla


    Jun 17, 2004
    auckland new zealand
    its just a standard 1/4" jack out the back, its one of the original 400rbs, i got it in '87.
  5. Then yes, this is a situation where you would normally use a DI. That way you would get a 'better' (less noise etc) signal to the board.

    However, if you and the soundman are happy with the set-up you describe then I'd say go for it...