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Old 05-14-2019, 09:24 PM
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Default 1/4” to xlr

I have a question that I could not find googling, I use an mbox that has one xlr input and one quarter inch input. I know a line input is stronger than a mic input(hence the necessity for a preamp)If I want to record two instruments at once and use a 1/4 to xlr adapter (so basically have a guitar or other instrument plugged into my xlr input is there a risk of damaging the mbox or overloading the input?

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Old 05-14-2019, 09:34 PM
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Default Re: 1/4” to xlr

Original mBox from 2002?

As I remember it, the box has two separate mic/line/inst input channels with separate source type selection and gain control so you should be fine
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:26 AM
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Default Re: 1/4” to xlr

Sounds like you’re describing an Mbox Mini.

Wether you have the blue v2 or grey v3, the connectivity is the same. The only difference is that the line input on the v3 is a combo TRS/XLR jack.

Basically, you only have one mic input on those interfaces, but you do have two line inputs. If you have a v2, use the TRS inputs labelled line. On the v3 use the combo jack with a TRS cable and set the switch to line for input one and use the TRS input for input two.

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