What is the best practice for connecting a balanced, line level signal to a balanced, microphone input?
I have a source with balanced, line level, +4dBu outputs (XLR) which I want to connect to the balanced microphone inputs (XLR) on a mixer.
My concern is that the line level would be too high for the microphone input and could lead to distortion/clipping. If I was using a source with an unbalanced line level output, I'd use a DI to convert the signal to a balanaced, mic level signal - dropping the level and matching the impedance - no problems with this.
My initial thought was to use a DI or a pad - both of these should reduce the level to something more appropriate for the microphone input? Would there be any issues with impedance?