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Using Stagebox as Main Out to FOH?

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asked Jul 29, 2018 in Networked Stage Box by blaireband (450 points)
I'm using the new Stagebox 8.8 with the Series III SL 16 mixer via AVB.  Got it up and running for inputs and aux mixes. But since I'm placing it right behind the FOH PA speaker on stage right, I was also hoping to run the Main Right Output through the Stagebox.  Upon my first quick pass though, was having volume issues and abandoned the attempt as soundcheck time was running low.  Will try again, but I'm figuring the issue may be due to the gain trim pot on the back of the mixer... I suppose that setting might not get passed on through to the main output if the output is routed to Stagebox?  Thus, running left main to the board and right main to the Stagebox may result in mismatched levels?  I'm also wondering if running one main through the AVB and Stagebox might cause a latency mismatch between the speakers and introduce phasing issues.

Anyone have thoughts, experience, or suggestions with this?


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answered Aug 3, 2018 by jonnydoyle (384,010 points)
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The volume control pot on the back of the Series III console does not effect the volume coming from the NSB stage box.

There should be no latency/Phase issues running your main outputs from the NSB stage box.

If you are using a NSB stage box to send audio to one FOH stack and the main console to send audio to another FOH stack you will need to set the volume pot control to match the output of the NSB manually.