The MIX cables are a multi-channel, balanced passive summing network built into small snake cables. The MIX cables create two independent mix busses for the signal pins on the connectors (tip and pin 2; ring and pin 3). Therefore, the MIX cables can be used for a four-, six-, or eight-channel balanced signal, or four, six, or eight channels of unbalanced stereo.
The summing network loss of the MIX-4 into a nominal 10KΩ line input impedance is -12dB (-16dB for the MIX-6; -18dB for the MIX-8). Higher signal losses will be realized with lower input impedance devices, such as mic preamps. The summing loss can be offset by running a +4dBu output into the MIX cable, and setting the input converter to -10dBV operation. Of course, it can also be made up in a following outboard device, such as a compressor.
When the MIX cables are being used for a mixdown to a microphone preamplifier, it is VERY IMPORTANT to switch off phantom power at the preamplifier. The MIX cables are purely resistive summing networks, and contain no capacitors to block DC voltage. Damage may occur to other equipment if their outputs are exposed to phantom power.
Naiant disclaims responsibility for any damage to equipment as a result of feeding phantom power or any other voltage other than line-level AC signals through the MIX cables.
Type: four-, six-, or eight-channel balanced passive summing cable