#### Tronic Blanc

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The Tascam 388 manual and Lexicon 200 manual detail the dBu and impedances of each connection, but honestly, I'm still baffled about the very practical "choice of exact cable to buy"....so maybe you can set me straight on what to pick up to cable this unit into my 388's EFF SEND/RETURN? Many thanks...

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__1/4" EFFECT OUT__of TASCAM 388:SINGLE 1/4"

OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 100 ohms

NOMINAL LOAD IMPEDANCE: 10 kohms

MINIMUM LOAD IMPEDANCE: 2 kohms

NOMINAL OUTPUT LEVEL: 0 dBu

OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 100 ohms

NOMINAL LOAD IMPEDANCE: 10 kohms

MINIMUM LOAD IMPEDANCE: 2 kohms

NOMINAL OUTPUT LEVEL: 0 dBu

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__L(mono) XLR INPUT__OF LEXICON 200:2 X BALANCED 3 pin XLR

INPUT IMPEDANCE > 50 kilohms

There is a REAR PANEL GAIN SWITCH that toggles between 0 dB and + 20dB.

"rear panel GAIN SWITCH allows the unit to accommodate input levels from -18 to +24 dBm" - from manual

*(USING ONLY LEFT CHANNEL - I ASSUME)*INPUT IMPEDANCE > 50 kilohms

There is a REAR PANEL GAIN SWITCH that toggles between 0 dB and + 20dB.

"rear panel GAIN SWITCH allows the unit to accommodate input levels from -18 to +24 dBm" - from manual

So far, I'm thinking a 1/4" TRS to XLR cable from EFFECT OUT of TASCAM 388 into left channel of LEXICON 200

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__2 X XLR OUTPUTS__of LEXICON 200:LEFT and RIGHT outputs are balanced and transformer-coupled, accepting 3-pin female XLR connectors. Output impedance is < 150 ohms, and maximum output level is +24 dBm.

(there's also an output level adjustment screw, with maximum of + 24dBu...so I assume I could technically lower it also if need be...)

(there's also an output level adjustment screw, with maximum of + 24dBu...so I assume I could technically lower it also if need be...)

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__2 X 1/4" EFFECT RETURN__of TASCAM 388:2 X 1/4" Phono

INPUT IMPEDANCE: 22 kohms

NOMINAL INPUT: 0 dBu

MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL: + 16 dBu

INPUT IMPEDANCE: 22 kohms

NOMINAL INPUT: 0 dBu

MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL: + 16 dBu

For this, I'm wondering if I should use 2 separate XLR to TRS cables coming from the LEXICON XLR OUTS to the dual 1/4" EFFECT RTN inputs of the TASCAM 388....or is it 2 separate XLR to TS cable? Or even weirder....maybe a single LEFT OUT XLR into Y-split cable of dual TS???? I'm thrown by this dual 1/4" EFF RETURN port on the 388. I really am hoping these specs above allow for a simple set of 2 x XLR to TRS and keep it balanced...