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Old December 23rd, 2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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Zoom H6 Line out attenuation cable -25 or -35?

I want to feed my BMPCC and Panny GH3 with line out on the new Zoom H6. Any thoughts on the attenuation I should use?
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Old December 24th, 2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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Re: Zoom H6 Line out attenuation cable -25 or -35?

Both cameras show they have mic level stereo inputs while the Zoom is a -10dBu stereo output. Alas, the camera specs don't list a sensitivity figure so it's just a guess but I'd go with -35 to start with rather than risk overloading the inputs. Remember those are both stereo I/O so you'll need to make sure you have a stereo cable with the pad on both channels.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 12:10 AM   #3
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Re: Zoom H6 Line out attenuation cable -25 or -35?

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I want to feed my BMPCC and Panny GH3 with line out on the new Zoom H6. Any thoughts on the attenuation I should use?
Download and install the 1.10 firmware for your H6. It allows you to pad down the line out in 5 dB steps, max attenuation is 35 dB if I recall.

I've been feeding my H6 into my GH3 using 25 dB attenuation, but I'm doing acoustic guitar so I don't want a hint of squashing. A llittle experimentation will give you a handle on the best setting for your situation

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Old December 30th, 2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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Re: Zoom H6 Line out attenuation cable -25 or -35?

Thanks so much for the information. I will download the update right away.
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