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Charlie
Joined: Nov 18 2019
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Connecting H9 between triaxis preamp and power amp

November 18, 2019 - 11:55 am

Hi!
I've just ordered an H9 max and been reading through the manual to get familiar with the stompbox. When looking at the pages where all the connections are specified, I haven't seen any reference to sending all your audio signal from your preamp through your H9 and then into your power amp. Is it safe or could it damage the H9? Thanks!

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nickrose
Joined: Jan 17 2008
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November 18, 2019 - 08:59 pm

The H9 is protected against reasonable excess signal levels. Meaning, don't give it 110V !

But, it does expect a guitar level signal, so if you give it a hot line level, it will overload and hence distort.

Probably safe to try it and see.

 

Charlie
Joined: Nov 18 2019
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November 19, 2019 - 04:15 am

Thanks for your answer. I'll try the stardard connections first and then, adjusting the input gain to the lowest, I'll check the non-standard one.

camn
Joined: Sep 19 2016
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November 27, 2019 - 06:25 pm

That is just what an effect loop does, and a LOT of us run it in an effects loop.. so you should be fine.

Given To Fly
Joined: May 23 2013
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November 27, 2019 - 11:56 pm

Charlie wrote:

Hi! I've just ordered an H9 max and been reading through the manual to get familiar with the stompbox. When looking at the pages where all the connections are specified, I haven't seen any reference to sending all your audio signal from your preamp through your H9 and then into your power amp. Is it safe or could it damage the H9? Thanks!

I think I understand your concern. The Record Outputs and the Main Outputs might clip the H9 so you may need to to fiddle with the Levels on the Triaxis, H9, or both. I am confident an appropriate balance can be found though.The FX Loop/FX  processor interaction can be finicky, which is probably why you are asking about sending the entire audio signal from the Triaxis to the H9. (I had the Rectifier Recording Preamp which used the same FX Loop, Main Outputs, and different Recording Outputs but not drastically different.) To summarize, I do not think you will damage your H9. You might have to make adjustments.  

You have a cool rig!