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Post by 4Draw » Fri May 11, 2007 1:23 pm

So

Quad > Effects > Poweramp (without any direct pre and power amp linking?)
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Post by ursinus » Fri May 11, 2007 4:09 pm

4Draw wrote:So

Quad > Effects > Poweramp (without any direct pre and power amp linking?)
Yes, you got it. Let us know how it sounds as I am not familiar with the 50/50
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Post by 4Draw » Fri May 11, 2007 9:58 pm

ursinus wrote:
4Draw wrote:So

Quad > Effects > Poweramp (without any direct pre and power amp linking?)
Yes, you got it. Let us know how it sounds as I am not familiar with the 50/50
Will do! I'll test it out as soon as I'm home.
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Post by schnarf » Fri May 11, 2007 10:49 pm

This tuesday or wednesday I'm going to be doing an A/B with two things: effects out vs. normal out, and my never replaced filter caps vs brand new ones.

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Post by 4Draw » Sat May 12, 2007 9:22 am

schnarf wrote:This tuesday or wednesday I'm going to be doing an A/B with two things: effects out vs. normal out, and my never replaced filter caps vs brand new ones.
Could you make some clips? Especially from the effects out / normal out A/B? You've got a 20/20, right?

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Post by ytse_jam » Sat May 12, 2007 11:22 am

So, are the overall output controls disabled when using the send fx instead of the normal output? Do you control the overall level with the master pots? Last question: is it really safe to do this or could it damage something after long time use? thanks!
btw, I'm asking 'cause I own a studio pre...
4Draw wrote:Could you make some clips? Especially from the effects out / normal out A/B? You've got a 20/20, right?
It would really be a great thing!

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Post by schnarf » Sat May 12, 2007 12:11 pm

I'm definately going to be making clips. I've got a 50/50. ytse_jam, it should be completely safe to run the effects out instead of the normal output.

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Post by ursinus » Sat May 12, 2007 7:36 pm

ytse_jam wrote:So, are the overall output controls disabled when using the send fx instead of the normal output? Do you control the overall level with the master pots? Last question: is it really safe to do this or could it damage something after long time use? thanks!
btw, I'm asking 'cause I own a studio pre...
4Draw wrote:Could you make some clips? Especially from the effects out / normal out A/B? You've got a 20/20, right?
It would really be a great thing!
Mike B told me that there is no possible way to do damage to the Quad in this config. The master pots do become useless at this point though, but you can program your effects to adjust the overall volume fed to your power amps. This is also true for the Studio Pre.
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Post by ytse_jam » Sun May 13, 2007 5:36 am

thanks guys, I will try it next time at rehearsals!

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Post by 4nkam » Sun May 13, 2007 11:40 am

Yeah the overall output is useless but you can still use the channel masters. I have tried both my studio and Quad running via the fx send into my poweramp and it does sound a bit better, a bit....more, if you will.

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Post by ytse_jam » Sun May 13, 2007 12:22 pm

4nkam wrote:Yeah the overall output is useless but you can still use the channel masters. I have tried both my studio and Quad running via the fx send into my poweramp and it does sound a bit better, a bit....more, if you will.
how about the low/line switch? does it affect the tone or is it purely a level control?

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Post by 4nkam » Sun May 13, 2007 12:57 pm

It's just the level signal control, I didn't have to switch it from where it was at on either unit, so it still sounds great. The only change, if you switch it, is that the volume is either fine or too low.

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Post by psychodave » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:25 pm

Can the output be modded to be more like the effects send...so that the volumes work correctly?

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Post by ursinus » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:06 am

send it in. It is the safest and best way. Man, I miss my Quad......
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Post by ursinus » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:08 am

4nkam wrote:Yeah the overall output is useless but you can still use the channel masters. I have tried both my studio and Quad running via the fx send into my poweramp and it does sound a bit better, a bit....more, if you will.
By using it this way, you are using one less stage of pre-amp tubes before going to the drivers in your power amp. I preferred to wire it this way because it was less compressed, much more dynamic..... 8)
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