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Combined Jack headset (mic/audio) to audio only

I have a headset with an integrated microphone. It has only one jack cable but fortunatly came with a splitter (like this one here) to have two 3.5mm jacks, one for the stereo audio going to the ...
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How to connect mixer's mono aux send to stereo input of FX unit?

I have a Mackie 1402VLZ Pro mixing desk. I want to use one of the sends to hook up an Axoloti unit for use as an FX unit. As I understand it, the send jack socket from the Mackie is mono, and has the ...
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I need some help understanding balanced/unbalanced and mono/stereo cables

I have a Q802 USB mixer from Behringer, I’ll outline its use briefly and they get into my question. I want to input a mic into the XLR, and the headphone jack from an iPad and the headphone jack from ...
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What is the difference between XLR cables and TRS cables in a live environment and in a recording environment? [duplicate]

What is the difference between XLR cables and TRS cables in a live environment and in a recording environment? Which should we use in a performance? We are contemplating whether to do it inside or ...
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Why is there static in the output of my Xenyx 802 mixer?

I have a new Xenyx 802 mixer and am trying to set it up to mix audio for some video projects (for input into my cannon camera). I'm having trouble getting a clean sound however and even when there ...
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What Cable do I need to connect Bose L1S and Reloop Beatpad 2

My controller Reloop Beatpad2 has two balanced XLR outputs, whilst the Bose L1S has one analogue input for line-level analogue input via 0.63 cm TRS phone cable. (as seen in picture). I am confused ...
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What's the difference between 3 pin, 4 pin, and 5 pin XLR intercom headsets?

I'm looking for new headsets for an old Clear-com intercom system in a community theatre. All the plugs in the walls for the system are 3-pin XLR, but shopping around I can't find anything but 4 and 5 ...
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Is there a sound quality difference between RCA (analog) and optical (digital) connections?

All other things being equal, if there's an option for connecting two components using RCA cabling or connecting the same two components using an optical cable, is there any reason to prefer one ...
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weird distortion / noise cancelling effect you get sometimes with bad headphone cables [duplicate]

I am a sound artist trying to reproduce a certain sound. Sometimes you have a bad headphone cable that seems to filter the signal, usually taking out the highs, but also creates a peculiar noise ...
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Extension cable for camera audio input

I have a lavalier system with a ATR35 mic. I want to use the mic with my DSLR, but the cord length needs to be longer. What do I look for when I buy an extension cable? I know that the mic is a dual ...
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Patch Cables: are XLR better than 1/4 inch balanced?

I'm a semi-new podcaster and accumulating some gear (pre amp, dynamics processor, mixer). Is there any difference in quality between using an XLR patch cable versus a 1/4 inch balanced (TRS) cable? ...
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Issues with microphone cables

I'm new to sound design but I noticed something odd with a set of cables I purchased. I have a set of 3' Xlr cables that I purchased along with a set of Xlr(Female) to 1/4"(Male) adapters. I am ...
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What to consider when selecting RCA-to-3.5 mm cable for recordings

I've got a Pioneer DJM800 (see rear connections) mixer at home, and would like to record some mixtapes to my stationary computer that's 10 meters away. I'm considering getting a 10 metre RCA-to-3.5 mm ...
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How do I 'correctly' connect this mic to that wireless system

I have a Rode NTG2 mic and a Rodelink Wireless Filmmaker kit. I don't know how to correctly connect one to the other. I know I need an XLR female to 3.5mm TRS male cable. I've tried two cable ...
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What kind of cable for AUX should I use? [closed]

my room is under renovation and I'd like to hide all the wires of my hi-fi set under the floor. I have to choose cable to connect laptops out with amps aux in - it would be over 6 meters long. Would ...
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Are there any problems with using a 2RCA Male To 2RCA Male from a mixer to a speaker?

I have a set of M-Audio AV32 Speakers. The speakers include an RCA cable that has the standard RCA output end to a single 1/8" (used to plug into a computer). It also includes support for RCA input. ...
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Why are speaker cable jack plugs sometimes fatter than intsrument cable

Is there any reason why speaker jacks can sometimes have a fatter shroud than instrument cable/standard 1/4" jacks? The reason I am asking is because I'm making my own 4 core speaker cable up with ...
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How to record sounds with an XLR cable

I'm looking into buying my first microphone, and I've (basically) decided on a used SM57. It comes with a standard cable (I'm guessing XLR to XLR), however, I'm wondering how to record various sound ...
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How should Mini XLR condenser microphone be wired?

I have bought an AKG WMS 40 (Instrument) kit which comes with the PT 40 bodypack transmitter. This has a mini XLR socket. I am trying to use it with a spare headset mic that had a 3.5mm mono connector ...
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Splitting mono RCA plug to stereo

I have a VCR that I am using along with the Elgato video capture device to digitize old tapes. Unfortunately the VCR only has a mono audio output, so when I capture a tape the audio only comes out of ...
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Convert traditional HiFi to wireless?

I have a great Wharfedale Vardus 5-piece set and I'd like to understand if/what options I have to replace the cable connections with a wireless solution (I understand there are bluetooth and WiFi ...
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Faulty TRS jack question

I purchased a new JBL Nano Patch+ volume control which sits between my computer audio output and a set of Yamaha HS7 monitors. The jack in the left audio output needs to sit slightly recessed out the ...
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How to connect speakers with sound card?

Guys this might sound like a stupid question but please bear with me. I have just bought a "Asus Xonar U7 sound card" and "Logitech Z623 speakers". Now I thought this would be a simple setup (I have ...
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Is there a way for me to hook up my headphones ( regular headphone jack ) via Bluetooth?

Do these adapters exist? I'd plug my headphones jack (male) into the bluetooth connector (female), then connect to my HDTV via bluetooth. This way I can lay in bed with my WIRED headphones on, ...
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Wiring an XLR 1/4" jack combo wall box to a single cable (Neutrik ncj6fi-s)

I purchased one of these sockets for my home studio and I need some advice wiring it up. I purchased a balanced cable XLR > 1/4" jack, cut the XLR end off and wired it up like this: I have limited ...
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How much heat can a speaker cables PVC jacket take?

Can a regular speaker cables PVC jacket survive 120°C atmosphere? Or do I have to use some other cable?
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What makes XLR so durable?

According to this wikipedia page (2nd alinea), XLR have a durable construction and so are used in combination with a microphone. But what makes a XLR connection so durable? (And why aren't TRS ...
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Can I use speaker wire for stereo headphone?

Can i make a stereo type plug with only 2 wires or will it only be mono? I have seen pics of the female wall jack that only has 2 wires but is stereo sound. I am unsure if this is effective.
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Can I use the stereo channel on my mixer for my over head mics?

I have a Phonic Powerpod 820 mixer that has 4 mono channels and 2 stereo channels. Can I route both of my overhead mics through one of the stereo channels? The stereo channels only have 2 1/4" inputs, ...
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Stereo 3.5mm jack to RCA or 6.35mm jack on Yamaha MG24?

I want to connect an iPod / Computer etc with a stereo 3.5mm jack to a Yamaha MG24. The MG24 has a stereo channel with both a pair of RCA inputs and a pair of 6.35mm jacks (see below, illustration ...
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Insert Cables vs Stereo - split cable

I will need to test the Insert connections on my Zed 24 Allen & heath mixer as I'll be hiring it out, now to avoid any doubt I need to know a. whether I can actually test it safely without a ...
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Is there such a thing as Balanced stereo cable?

From the look of it, left and right channels have common ground, but still all the cables I've found so far are just two balanced cables glued together. Why no one created 5-wires cable and saved 20% ...
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Does professional quality stereo to mono conversion require a special adapter

I know this is going to sound like a really stupid question, but here it goes... I have dual mono 1/4" jacks for the main output from my soundboard. I currently, only have the left side being sent ...
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Why do we need ground connection on balanced cable?

There are 3 connections on balanced cable. Hot, cold and ground. I understand you can do "ground lift" and still get the right signal. So what is the point of ground?
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Is it safe to use a stereo cable to carry dual mono audio?

My mixer takes stereo line input via 2 mono TS jacks. My e-drum outputs stereo via 2 mono TS jacks as well. Normally I will need to run 2 mono cables with TS jacks at each end from e-drum to mixer. ...
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Where can I find a 3.5mm female receiver?

I have some headphones with a super long cord, and I want to shorten the cord. So, I need two things. I need a male plug to add to the short cord after cutting in down to size. But, I don't want to ...
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Running balanced audio over CAT6? [duplicate]

I have to run stereo, unbalanced line-level audio about 120 ft, past a lot of heavy noise sources. I will grab some DI boxes and run balanced audio instead. My question is: I have a ton of 24 AWG ...
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How to record from keyboard to laptop? [closed]

I have a electronic piano/keboard ( Yamaha PSR E323 ) and I am planning to record myself playing a piece. My laptop, to which I will be recording to is a Lenevo Z570 . I am a newbie in in this area ...
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Does banana plug fit in “classic” speaker ports? [closed]

Does banana plugs such as this: will fit just fine with this ports: If they don't fit, is there an adapter of some sort that will make them fit? Additional question: What do you call this classic ...
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Balanced/unbalanced audio and TS/TRS jack issue with mixer

Following my previous question regarding which mixer to buy, I have now bought the one I was talking about but I'm having some issues setting it up. My understanding of balanced/unbalanced audio is ...
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Stereo to mono Jack!

My mixing desk only supports stereo outputs. To connect a mono grotbox i need a mono signal. Is there an Adapter or cable that feeds the two stereo signals in one mono Jack or xlr?
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static in my video sound

I am getting static sound on my video playback. I have my computer and camcorder going into a manual switcher and out of the switcher to a monitor on the wall. The static occurs when I have my HDMI ...
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Running long audio cables

I need to run 1 or more audio cable(s) from an un-amped and most likely unbalanced source which is an expensive computer setup. I need to run the cable 100+ feet. How do I figured out what equipment ...
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Wire mono microphone to stereo jack?

I have a microphone with 2 wires, and a cable jack with 3 wires. How do I wire them together? Basically i took apart a usb headset and got a microphone with 2 wires, then i cut a jack cable 3.5mm. I'...
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Audio output from Set Top Box to Headphones outputting very low quality Audio

I have Set Top Box (STB) and I'm trying to output voice from STB to Headphones. But it's outputting very very low voice quality. I increased volume of Headphones to its maximum level but still very ...
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Digital AES50 and REAC (CAT5) connecters, normal RJ45 with XLR eye candy?

I want to prepare the wiring in our church to use a digital snake system. We haven't decided which brand we're going for yet, but both M-2001 - S-1608 (REAC) and X32 - S16 (AES50) combinations have ...
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Audio source to amplifier 20 meters away

I have a mac mini with 3.5mm audio out which I want to connect to an amplifier which is in another room, 20 metres away - the speakers are cabled back into the classroom. As well as a typical 3.5mm ...
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Mono vs Stereo connections

I have an RCA stereo connector with a single 1/8 inch pin. I want to connect to a mixer with a 1/4 to 1/4 mono cable to either a mono channel or stereo channel and would like the best way to do it. ...
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Connecting a microphone to a camera with a 25 foot cable - is it possible?

I've been assigned to document our class's stage play and I'm having trouble with the audio. I only have one shotgun mic (3.5mm output) and I'm planning on putting it on a tripod and leaving it on the ...
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TRS/TS vs RCA cable?

I have to purchase an instrument, that its output (mono) can be either 1/4 TS or RCA. The device signal goes to a preamp (If I'll go for the RCA version, the cable will be RCA to TS). My question is: ...