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Issue with DM5
« on: September 28, 2009, 04:52:20 PM »
I'm hoping that this is the right place to post this question.  We purchased a DM5 Pro kit for our church (it rocks BTW).  The one issue that we're having is that we can't plug it into our sound board. 

Here's what we tried...

We got a cable that ran from the module across the stage to the snake (distance about 30').  The channel that the module was plugged into was then used on the mixer (sound snake distance about 75').  When we turned it up...no sound although the triggers were registering on the module.  When we plug into a spare amp that we have...things sound great (this is our workaround right now).  Any ideas why no wound from our PA system?  Thanks in advance?

Re: Issue with DM5
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 10:32:53 PM »
For such a long distance you need a direct box.  This will explain:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DI_unit
Read about the Active DI half way down.
Most music stores carry them.

Re: Issue with DM5
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009, 01:30:47 PM »
Thanks.  I'll take a look at these.  If it solves the problem...I'm thrilled!!!

Re: Issue with DM5
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2009, 04:58:06 PM »
The direct box worked like a charm.  Thanks for the input and solution.