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Where do i plug in an electro acoustic with preamp into audiobox itwo?

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asked Dec 6, 2016 in AudioBox USB by jamielowe (280 points)
I want to plug my electro acoustic guitars into the audiobox itwo instrument socket as the quick start guide shows guitars go here but my guitars have the eq/preamp sockets that takes a battery and i have read in the manual the following...

Instrument Inputs. These ¼-inch connectors are for use with instruments that don’t have internal preamps (guitar, bass, etc.). See Input Source Button for more information. Power User Tip: Active instruments are those that have an internal preamp and a line-level output. This type of instrument should be plugged into a line input, rather than an instrument input. Plugging a line-level source into the instrument inputs not only risks damage to these inputs but also results in a very loud and often distorted audio signal. Line Inputs. The ¼-inch connectors on the AudioBox iTwo can also accept line-level inputs such as keyboards and samplers. See Input Source Button for more information.

would it be ok to still plug my guitar into the instrument socket? i am new to home recording and want to make sure i do have everything correctly, thank you.

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answered Dec 7, 2016 by mattcaprio (148,370 points)
selected Dec 7, 2016 by jamielowe
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Good question. The iTwo is special in this regard because it has toggleable preamp control. As long as those "guitar" buttons are NOT on you are safe to connect line level devices (such as a guitar with active pickups like yours).