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Old 15th January 2019, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default Input for HHB Portadisc

Hi, I have unearthed my old HHB Portadisc and want to record some old cd audio with it. I assume I should use the XLR input and so will need an XLR/jack (that fits into headphone sockets). So, is this right? If so what would I look for when buying? If I should be using some other input (coaxial?) please advise.
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Old 15th January 2019, 06:49 PM   #2
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Looks like the XLRs take balanced line in. Is your CD player balanced out? Probably not..
The cheap and dirty way is to connect the shield to XLR pins 1&3 (G & Return), signal core to pin 2 (line). Hopefully you'll have enough gain, otherwise switch from line to mic.
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