ef37a wrote: ↑Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:39 pm
Can I join this band of largely boggled individuals?
Not sure if the High Z input of the Apollo can be classed as "stellar" but it is very very, very good. Dynamic range 121dB A and even though Hugh has told us several times that there are different ways peeps use to present DR that is a bloody good figure by any standard. The more so for a GUITAR* input!
It is damned good -- amongst the best interface/converter specs around at the moment. Although, to be fair, a mains powered box will almost always have better specs than something powered over phantom.
The Radial speccs out rather worse, noise -99dBu but that is still an excellent figure...
The -99dB noise is ref 0dBu, but the max input is +10dBu, so the actual dynamic range capability is 109dB. Not as good as the Apollo's claimed 121dB, but still far better than any electric guitar might require!
Someone asked "why the DI?" and I have that question as well.
Essentially because the OP saw the J48 being used by a favoured band.
DI boxes were really invented to provide a very high impedance for a guitar (the magic 'meg') and a balanced mic level for a mixer feeding a PA or studio desk.
Not quite. The guitar amp is supposed to provide the appropriate high impedance for the guitar. The 1M Ohm 'standard' of active DI boxes came about as a way of not loading
the guitar-amp connection, and thus not affecting the tone.
However, the J48 provides an input impedance of 220k....
They have I think come to be used to apply some 'character' to guitar signals but I would aver that Radial is one of the most 'Hi Fi' ones?
I think you're right on both counts.