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Axe II XL to Apollo Quad via SPDIF and XLR

mwd

Power User
I've been tracking via SPDIF to my Apollo Quad and would like to try the analog outs. I am using balanced XLR cables. The Quad says 'microphone input' on the XLR inputs and, as well, they are Unison inputs.

1. Am I still good to run this way?
2. Anything in particular to know or watch for?
3. Can I leave the SPDIF hooked up so I can flip back and forth for comparisons?

Thank you in advance.
 

sam

Experienced
Apollo XLR inputs are designed for mic level so you will need to use the pad for those inputs. Apollo line level inputs are TRS so the best setup is to use XLR to TRS cables for the connection.
 

CactusTone

Inspired
Apollo XLR inputs are designed for mic level so you will need to use the pad for those inputs. Apollo line level inputs are TRS so the best setup is to use XLR to TRS cables for the connection.
Yes! This is a great comment. It took me some time to trouble shoot my Apollo 8 until I finally figured out that a TRS had to be used instead of an XLR. That was a very frustrating afternoon. :)
 
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