Will a Sansamp Para DI block phantom power? Create extra noise?

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  1. Vsthem

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    I had a Radial Ice Cube to block phantom power, and it died on me. Wondering if I use a XLR to 1/4" mono cable from the AmpliFirebox,to the input of the Para Driver if the Para Driver (bypassed) will block phantom power from reaching the Firebox. Everything seems to be working in my studio environment, but I"m wondering if I could have problems with this on stage.

    Thanks all!
     
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    If I just used the 1/4" out to the Para Driver (to boost violin volume and add live eq) and used the Para Driver as a DI, and sent the Amplifirebox XLR to my powered speaker, would that be a better route?
     
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    Either way will technically work.
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    I use a Para Driver in my AA12 setup. I take an XLR out of the AA12 straight to the board and let the sound man do what he will with it.

    I then take a 1/4" output from the AA12 into the Para Driver and run it into channel 2 of my onstage monitor. Now I have independent control of my onstage volume and tone.

    Note, the vocals and band mix are in channel 1 and my guitar is in channel 2 of the onstage monitor. Very important to tell the soundman to send NO guitar to the monitor or else you can get phasing issues.
     
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    This is only the NOISE my AA3 generates whenever I connect it to the soundcard Scarlett focurite 2i4 connected to my Laptop via USB. When I directly connect my Bass or guitar, this does not happen. What am I doing wrong? Is this normal?

    Any advices for a lower noise, maybe a new interface would help? have tried to create a new thread for this question, but the forum seems to hate me :(


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    Is this normal operation noise floor for an AA3 (Plexi with gain and master to 10, and level knob 50%)

     

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