CM-30

CUBE Monitor

Q.Can I connect an electric guitar to the CM-30?

A.Yes, though an impedance-matching device may be required.

A typical electric guitar has a high-impedance output, while the inputs on the CM-30 (as well as the inputs found on most mixers and other PA equipment) are designed to accept low-impedance signals. If you connect the electric guitar's high-impedance output directly to the CM-30, an impedance mismatch occurs. This mismatch causes the guitar to sound bright and thin, and usually reduces signal level as well. To remedy this problem, you should place an impedance-matching device in-line between the guitar and the CM-30.

Following are some BOSS products that will perform this impedance-matching function:

--GT- and ME-series Guitar Effects
--DI-1 Direct Box
--Any BOSS Compact Pedal or Twin Pedal

Related FAQ:
I often hear the term "impedance" in relation to connecting an electric guitar to an amp or effect processor. What does "impedance" mean?

(2006/02/09)

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