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Can I plug my mesa amp speaker output into the line input of my Prosonus 68C without damaging anything?

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asked Jan 30, 2022 in Studio One 5 by toddhamby (120 points)
I want to hear my amp while recording and don’t want to mic the amp to record.  The amp is a mesa boogie Fillmore 50 with additional speaker outputs.   Plugging my guitar directly into the 68C creates too much latency and I’ve tried everything to eliminate it with no luck.

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answered Feb 12, 2022 by tothrec (31,920 points)
No.

You don't want to pump that much voltage into a line input circuit.

Get a DI box that has a "speaker" toggle if you want to connect the Speaker output of an amp to a line level input.

Here's a picture:
https://www.amazon.com/Countryman-DT85-Type-Direct-Black/dp/B00BBVXW16/ref=sr_1_5?adgrpid=1343603773905004&hvadid=83975306892045&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=111462&hvnetw=o&hvqmt=e&hvtargid=kwd-83975582229780%3Aloc-190&hydadcr=29874_10858167&keywords=countryman+type+85+direct+box&qid=1644683503&sr=8-5
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