You didn't miss anything. You got it exactly right. According to the PS-04 Manual:crakkenmyer wrote:I don't know if I've missed something here, but It is good to know that the "INPUT" jack is Mono so even if you use a stereo cable you're recording Mono. If you wish to record in Stereo you either have to use the "Line In" jack, or the "Input" jack + internal mic.
Standard mono phone jack <-- MONO
Rated input level
-50 to +4 dBm variable
16 kilohms to 1 megaohms
Line input Miniature stereo phone jack <-- STEREO
Rated input level -20 dBm
Input impedance10 kilohms
Switch gears - let's talk Output:
According to the PS-04 manual, here are the specifications of the audio outputs:
Master output Standard stereo phone jack <--STEREO
Rated output level
Output load impedance
10 kilohms or more
Miniature stereo phone jack <-- STEREO
50 mW into 32-ohm load
An often overlooked feature having to do with the audio output of the PS-04 is that the thumbwheel volume control on the left side (headphone volume) also controls the output level of the Line Output jack. I mention this for those who use the line out of the unit to the line in of another device like the computer's sound card or their stereo or a guitar amp or pa system.
This is much more than you ever wanted to know, I am sure.