I have a pre-amplifier of which the outputs are RCA. Now i want to buy new active speakers but those only have 3pin-XLR input. is it safe for both my amplifier and active speakers just to use a simple rca to xlr converter plug?

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Assuming that the preamp outputs are line level, then yes it is perfectly safe to do this.

You will wire the connection up as follows:

  • Ground (RCA) to Pin 1 and 3 (XLR)
  • Signal (RCA) to Pin 2 (XLR)

A converter plug should be fine and it should have the same wiring as this.

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