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    Alesis M-EQ 230

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    I am having one heck of a time finding the exact answer to this question - I can only find clues. Hopefully one of you M-EQ 230 owners out there can help me.....

    Are the 1/4" ins/outs on this unit BALANCED??

    Thanks.....

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    Yeah, I saw that:

    Input Impedance:
    500k ohms (unbalanced)

    Output Impedance:
    240 ohms (unbalanced)

    Input/Output Jacks:
    1/4" L/R, RCA L/R

    Does the impedance specification mean that all ins/outs are unbalanced or that this is the spec for the unbalanced in/out (i.e. the RCA)? Other units usually say specifically whether or not the in/out jacks are balanced. The above just says the in/outs are L/R. Gee thanks Alesis. I was ready to conclude that if it doesn't say balanced, it probably ain't, but then I saw this page

    http://www.pcavtech.com/sig_proc/summary/index.htm

    and now I've got to wonder......

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    Yeah, I tend to agree with you. They usually like to flaunt it if they've got it. Anyway, I've got an email into Alesis Cust Svc so we'll see what they say.....

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    Shine a flashlight in the 1/4 inch jack socket. You should be able to see whether it's TRS or Mono.

    But then again... I'll match the bet with my next week's wage that it's not a balanced input.

    Steve

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    I got an answer from Alesis, which follows:

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    The MEQ230 is completely unbalanced.

    "Alesis Technical Support"
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    Yep, not to mention using it in your "project studio"!?! Yeah, see, I like to use unbalanced units in my home studio. That extra little hum adds a special "something" to my otherwise clean, quiet
    digital signal .

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