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Linking up RC-300 + Helix using 1/4" Outs - Use Instrument or Line Level?

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Hello.

 

Im loving the Helix and wanting to link up my Boss RC-300 looper to the helix.

Im going from the Helix 1/4" outs - into the L/R inputs on the RC300 - and then out to the stereo return on my Yamaha THR100HD

 

 

What should i set the Helix 1/4" outputs to - Instrument or Line ?

 
 
Info in the RC-300 manual is as follows....
 
INPUT
Nominal Input Level
INPUT INST: -10 dBu (variable)
 
Input Impedance
INPUT INST: 1 M ohm
 
OUTPUT
Nominal Output Level
MAIN OUTPUT: -10 dBu
 
Output Impedance 2 k ohms
 
Recommended Load Impedance 10 k ohms or greater....
 
 
 
I could also use a Helix F/X loop to connect to the RC300...
 
 
thanks for your help

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With the 10m input impedance, any either one should work. You said variable, so I believe you can set unity gain that way.

 

If it can handle it, line would provide better signal to noise ratio.

 

I would contend that getting to line level sooner in a signal chain will have less noise issues if any

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With the 10m input impedance, any either one should work. You said variable, so I believe you can set unity gain that way.

 

If it can handle it, line would provide better signal to noise ratio.

 

I would contend that getting to line level sooner in a signal chain will have less noise issues if any

 

Thanks.

I have just got home and set it all up.

 

With the 10m input impedance, any either one should work...

- Did you mean 1 M ohm?

It is a  1 M ohm input impedance !

 

 

Tried both Instrument and Line. Line seems to have more noise/hiss than instrument - But im guessing that's due to instrument signal being lower in level so the Line seems to amplify more noise?

 

Yes i can set unity gain via the input 'Variable' level knob...

 

Will try the send return method... but then have to add an F/X block to every patch that i have made and the factory presets where as using the main 1/4" outs is straight forward - no editing of patches required...

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