The Avedis Line Pad-Z is designed for mic pre's without line inputs, such as the MA5, enabling you to plug a line signal into the mic input. The LINE PAD-Z adapter serves three important purposes: 1) It provides the proper load to your PT or other converters without overloading them. 2) It drops the level -35dB, to the range of a microphone. 3) Its output impedance "looks" like a microphone to the MA5 preamp, so source impedances appear normal. With the use of the LINE PAD-Z on the input of the MA5, unity gain would be at the 35dB position on the gain switch, with the output turned all the way up. The LINE PAD-Z works very well and can be used with other high quality, low noise preamps. Not recommended for unbalanced interfaces. DO NOT ENGAGE PHANTOM POWER WHEN USING THIS LINE PAD!
Avedis Audio Line Pad-Z