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Can I plug into the ¼” TRS input and use the Ceres as a practice amp for my guitar?

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asked Apr 26, 2015 in Ceres BT by AlexTinsley (753,460 points)
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Can I plug into the ¼” TRS input and use the Ceres as a practice amp for my guitar?

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answered Apr 26, 2015 by AlexTinsley (753,460 points)
 
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Not directly. If you do, the signal from your guitar won’t be loud enough to be heard and it won’t sound its best because the Ceres inputs require a much “hotter” signal than most guitars produce. To use a guitar with the Ceres speaker, you will need to plug your guitar into a DI (Direct Injection, or “direct”) box, then plug the output of the DI box into the Ceres TRS input.

PreSonus makes the TubePre V2, a high-quality preamp that also serves as a DI box. More information can be found at www.presonus.com/products/TubePre-V2.

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