Upon searching these forums, it seems that there are two ways of connecting an external preamp to the MR816.
- XLR out from preamp into XLR in to MR816. Pad on the MR if necessary.
- XLR out from preamp into insert point on channel 1 or 2 on MR.
I know option 2 results in an unbalanced input.
I’ve heard option 1 “sounds” better.
I have a UA-710 with a line level balanced out on XLR that I’d like to use. In order to do option 2, I’d have to use some kind of an adapter at one end or the other… either XLR cable using a TS or TRS adapter at one end to go into the MR, or a balanced TRS cable with a 1/4" to XLR adapter to come out of the UA-710.
Which would you say is my best option? Thanks!