Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2012 10:30 AM (in response to masarez)Re: Direct out from POD HD Desktop?
The 1/4" outs on the bean are line level and the XLR outs on the other PODS are mic level, but other than that, a balanced signal is a balanced signal. There's not really a need to use a direct box, but it won't hurt either. You could just use a 1/4" TRS to XLR adapter.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2012 10:34 AM (in response to masarez)Re: Direct out from POD HD Desktop?
The balanced outputs are 1/4" TRS...Tip-Ring-Sleeve...Some folks will call this a stereo plug as it is the same as a stereo 1/4 headphone jack...You can get male 1/4" TRS->female XLR cables and you would not need direct boxes...The only difference is form factor of the connectors...Neither is more or less balanced that the other...A balanced TRS jack gives you the option of running it unbalanced by simply using unbalanced cables...You need an adapter to make an XLR do that...