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benlewis2004
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Hi,

can any one tell me what I would also need to connect this receiver to a guitar amp (the normal input, not a microphone one)

http://www.avbits.com/acatalog/UX_1128H_Headset.html


thanks
Ben Lewis
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Hi Ben,
If by "normal one" you mean the actual 1/4" guitar input, there's really nothing that will allow you to take an output from this reciever and let you plug it into a 1/4" guitar jack.
1/4" guitar jacks look for the screaming output characteristics of a guitar pick-up, which are far different than the output on a wireless mic reciever.

If your amp has a line input on it, then that will work. The specs on your reciever indicate it does either balanced or unbalanced output, so all that really remains is to determine the connector type. Probably 1/4" to 1/4" balanced (three ring) male connector would be the method, but you'd have to check what the output connector was on the reciever, and then the input connector on the the amp.

If your amp has no line input, then this scenario you've described probably wouldn't work.
benlewis2004
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Does the line input and guitar input look the same?
silverking
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Yes, they could look the same. A guitar input is always a 1/4" jack.

A line input could be either a 1/4" jack, an RCA jack, or an XLR jack.

The RCA would be identical to the jacks found on the back of most home stereo gear.

The XLR would be three pins inside a sleeve, very heavy duty.

It's most likely a 1/4" or an RCA......if there is in fact one on the amp.

If the amp is an older amp, the chances go down that there will be a line input, however, if it's a newer one, there might be.
Line Inputs will always be labeled as "line input" or "line in" or "pre-amp in".
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Ben,

We discussed this recently on another thread here at The Magic Café in more detail and I tried to explain that I would not recommend using a guitar amp to amplify a wireless system under most circumstances. However, since you are still seeking information on this, I will offer some. I would suggest checking with Dan The Magic Roadie to make sure this will do no damage before I tried it.

According to the link you posted above, the system has both balanced and unbalanced outputs. The unbalanced output should be a 1/4" phone jack, unless things are different in the U.K.

I still don't know much about your guitar amp, but I am assuming it has a standard 1/4" input jack. If so, here is what you can do:

All you need is a regular guitar cable with 1/4" phone plugs at both ends. One end plugs into the receiver's unbalanced output jack....plug the other end into the guitar amp's input jack. Power everything up and you should be able to dial it in and hear your voice through the amplifier. I don't know how good the sound quality will be, but it should amplify your voice, and you can try it and see for yourself.

Regan
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I wouldn't recomend plugging anything into a guitar jack but a guitar.
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