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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick R View Post
    "- The Zoom H4n line input is -10dB. The H5 and most of the later models Zoom w/ the XLR combo jack are +4dB line in.
    The Zoom F4 is -10db in & out, despite having XLR's.


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    Quote Originally Posted by graywolf View Post
    The Zoom F4 is -10db in & out, despite having XLR's.
    The H4n... AND the F4 and F8.
    .. Though the line inputs allegedly accept a +4 signal w/o distorting and the manual specs confirm this: "Maximum input of +24 dBu" which is typical for a nominal +4dB input.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick R View Post
    A -10dB feed from a board would be low for a +4 input. In that case, a DI is recommended which has a mic level output. You can get a unbalanced -10 to balanced +4 converter, but they require power and are a lot more $$ than a passive DI.
    Hi, so do I really need a passive DI/active DI box in that case? Can I just crank up the input level from the recorder itself if the sound is too low?
    which DI box will work? can u post a link for the DI box?
    Thanks!


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    Many of us like the Rolls DB 25b, which has a variable gain pad, ground lift and a some other niceties. I recall it's around $30 USD. The original DB25 is sightly lower cost, slightly smaller and streamlined, but just has two pad settings via a three position switch. (0, 20 and 40dB)


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    I found the DI you listed on amazon, is this the right one?
    btw the attenuator knob is use for boosting the signal or lower the signal?

    Thanks!


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    Yes. But the going street price is $24 USD at the usual suspect stores. B&H, Guitar Center, Markertek, ect. Markertek offers free shipping.
    http://www.markertek.com/product/db2...9-SRoC9Jnw_wcB

    "Is the attenuator knob for boosting the signal or lowering the signal"?
    - Lowers ("attenuates") the signal. A variable pad. If you need to boost a signal, it's probably mic level already, in which case you would not need to use the DI.
    Last edited by Rick R; 03-24-2017 at 01:16 PM. Reason: addendum


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    Thanks for the great info~


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