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Ivan Durak
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« on: February 25, 2013, 09:33:58 AM »

Hi everybody.

I was wondering if it's possible to run both channels at the same time with a standard ABY switch. What does it sound like? Is the split signal too weak? Would it need an EP boost?
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wyatt
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 11:01:52 AM »

The signal will be a little lower, but nothing that their gain stages shouldn't make up.

You may have a ground loop or phase issue, so you might consider an ABY with a ground lift and phase switch.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 10:43:10 AM »

Thank you Wyatt. I'm looking into different ABY switches.
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Ivan Durak
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 09:20:08 AM »

Thanks a lot for these pointers, bcmatt.

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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2014, 04:28:54 PM »

You can do it by just running a patch cable from the second input of the channel you're plugged into into the top input of the ther channel.  It does change the sound slightly, but I'm not sure whether that's due to the load on the cable changing or having both channels running at the same time.

I'm looking for a buffered ab/y that lets you adjust the relative gain of each.
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2016, 03:03:35 PM »

Hi,

I see this is an old thread but I was just thinking about doing the same thing. I was intending on A/B-ing the channels but then thought about blending them. Has anybody tried this? How were the results?

Thanks!
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