#2
i think it's to do with the volume levels, but i'm not entirely sure.
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#3
plug a line level signal into the line in, plug a mic into the mic in... thats all you need to know
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#5
Line level is higher voltage than mic level. The voltage difference isn't enough to worry about damage, so experimentation won't hurt anything. Mic and Instrument level are similar. Often they are expressed as a difference in DB. I.E. mic or instrument level is -20 to -40db. Line level is 0 to +4 db. YMMV on those numbers.

Instrument and mic level devices require higher input impedances than line level, or they will suffer lose of tone or signal level. Line level inputs are in the 10's of Kohms, and mic/instrument levels are in the 100's of Kohm to a Mohm.
#6
Quote by james2112
whats a line level signal?


its a signal that has already been run through a preamp, in some cases a line level signal can fry a preamp (especially with extended use) but that's fairly uncommon, also I'm pretty sure line and mic ins have different impedances, and an impedance mismatch will affect sound quality.
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#7
Quote by james2112
whats a line level signal?


many things are line level,

-output of preamp
-output of MP3 player
-headphones jack
-etc.
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#9
If I purchased a XLR - 3.5mm adaptor would I be able to use my iPod or laptop through the monitor to play along? If I did this would I just leave the line output untouched?