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Can I use the LX-3 with a microphone signal?
No, the LX-3 is designed for line-level signals, and will not provide optimal performance with a mic-level input. If you need to split the output of a microphone the Radial JS2™ and JS3™ mic splitters are designed for this purpose.
Will the 48V from phantom power hurt the LX-3?
No, phantom power will not harm the LX-3. The transformer will block 48V at the isolated outputs, but the direct output will pass phantom power back through the input of the LX-3.
Can I use the LX-3 with unbalanced signals?
Absolutely. The LX-3 will automatically convert the signal to balanced audio at the isolated outputs. The direct output will mirror the input, and it will be unbalanced if the input is unbalanced.
Do I need power to drive the LX-3?
No, the LX-3 is completely passive, with no need for power.
Will the LX-3 fit in a J-Rak™?
Yes, the LX-3 can be mounted in the J-Rak 4™ and the J-Rak 8™, or secured to a desktop or road case using the J-Clamp™.
What is the maximum input level of the LX-3?
The LX-3 can handle +20dBu without engaging the input pad, and a huge +32dBu with the pad engaged.
Can I use the LX-3 backwards to sum three signals together?
You can, but you won’t have any control over the individual level control to balance the signals.
Can I use the LX-3 to split one signal to feed multiple powered speakers?
Yes, you can. This allows you to send a mono output from a mixing board to two or three speakers, for example.
Can I use the LX-3 to split the output of my guitar or keyboard?
Yes, although the StageBug SB-6™ might be a better option as it has ¼” connectors.
Does the PAD affect all of the LX-3 outputs?
It does, although there is an internal jumper that can be adjusted so that the PAD only affects the isolated outputs, and not the direct XLR output.