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Donald MacTavish

    The purpose of a DI is to convert an instruments signal level and impedance to a balanced XLR mic level signal for input to a “consol”. So with that said xlr out to xlr in. I highly recommend investing in Radial products for a DI.  Worth every penny as an investment in sound.
    By design an “instrument” input is “high z” or high impedance and a T-S unbalanced input.  A xlr to TS makes no sense here.
    Understanding the various input and output standards is a critical element to learn since impedance mismatching can compromise the sound. Pretty easy to learn and apply for a lifetime.