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Connecting an existing system to a mixer

First off, I realise that none of this system is ideal. When the strange Covid conditions are over, we will be sorting it out properly: this is very much a "for now" solution. My church has an ...
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What would happen if I plug in a mono/TS phone jack into a balanced output socket that requires a TRS phone jack?

I want to plug two phone-to-RCA adapter into the stereo output of a mixing console. The output I'm going to use is a stereo out with a balanced TRS phone socket for each channel. I want to plug in ...
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How to connect a mono microphone to a stereo input (mini jack) without losing a channel?

I record live music with a small "pocket" video camera (Kodak "Playtouch" Zi10). The internal condenser mic is pretty lame. I tried one of the "SONY" (a knock-off, I'm sure) ECM-DS70P T-shaped plug-...
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How to connect lav mic to an audio interface?

I have this lav mic: Amazon product link: Audio-Technica ATR3350 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone And this audio interface: Amazon product link: BEHRINGER audio interface (UMC22) How ...
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Looking For 1/4" stereo -> dual L or R mono

I'm looking for a cable that splits a single stereo 1/4" to two separate mono outputs (also 1/4"), one left and the other right. Do you know of one? The only thing I can find online mixes the stereo ...
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How to remove a Neutrik 4 way loudspeaker coupler [closed]

I'm sure there's a knack to it, and hopefully I'm not being too dumb, but does anyone have any tips on how to remove this device from one of our cables? https://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product/neutrik-4-...
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What are these microphone connectors?

I have this old Philips mic, it doesn't have a regular XLR connector but rather two strange smaller connectors, a three-pin and a five-pin. Is it possible to connect this mic to a modern recorder, ...
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Is it safe to convert rca to xlr

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 ...
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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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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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Connection between Sound card and Reference Monitors

I have a Sound card (Audio Interface) with ‘balanced’ outputs for Left and Right channels. Also I have two reference monitors with balanced XLR inputs. My audio cables have XLR male jacks (to the ...
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Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD and SKP Podcast 200

I have a SKP Podcast 200 microphone that I plug directly in my laptop (P2 conector) to do some recordings. Recently, to improve the overall quality of my recordings, I bought a Behringer U-Phoria ...
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Studio Monitors/ Mac Mini (MINIJACK)

I own a mac mini, which only has minijack for sound output from the computer to whatever sources you have. So, I bought 2 studio monitors and I am using RCA to MINIJACK cables from each monitor. How ...
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How to connect old stereo system to pc?

I want to playback my mp3 files from pc through my old stereo speaker system The problem is, it can play from sources like radio, CD, tape and usb. It also has a jack called 'phone', so it is ...
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How to convert Stereo RCA to XLR?

I am extracting HDMI audio using an optical Toslink + L/R Stereo Analog Converter (VHD-H2HSAs), then using a Y patch cable XLR Male to 2 RCA Male (Seismic Audio-SA-Y6-6 Inch Splitter) I connect to ...
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Idle noise on audio-interface when listening trough headphones

When I'm listening trough my native PC audio card (3.5 mm jack), the max volume is much higher and I don't hear any noise. My recently bought audio-interface M-Track II is worse at this when ...
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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 it safe to use headphones with mono jacks into stereo jacks on a modern PC?

If I understand correctly, plugging a mono jack into a stereo socket would short the right channel of the stereo to the ground. Yet most audio amplifiers have a short detection/protection circuit in ...
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How to connect lavalier microphone with 3.5 jacks into XLR/TRS (using a converter)?

I have two lav microphones, Audio-Technica ATR3350, that have 3.5mm (1/8) mini-jacks I am looking at Tascam DR60 Mk2 that has 2 XLR/TRS combo ports for input. Could I use 1/8 to 1/4 adapters on the ...
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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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Do we need any driver to connect microphone to laptop or android phone using xlr to usb connector?

Do we need any driver to connect microphone to laptop or android phone using xlr to usb connector?
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What is the size and name of mic input nut?

In the below picture is the mic input missing a nut. Does anyone know the size and name of such a nut?
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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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Converting Surround Sound Headphone Jacks to Optical

Hey there I am looking for some help on how to get my surround sound speakers working on my computer. The surround sound system uses 4x 3.5 mm headphone jacks. (it looks something like this: (...
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How long is the lifetime of a audio jack?

Earlier today I thought I'd broken my audio jack, it turned out to be nothing but a problem a restart fixed. But that got me wondering. How long can a audio jack last under normal circumstances? So, ...
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Is there a significant difference in sound quality between 1/4" jacks and XLR inputs for microphones?

I have a mixer that has 4 microphone channels. Each one has both a 1/4" jack input, and a three pronged input (XLR). I can choose one or the other for connecting my microphone. I am about to buy ...
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Fostex FR-2 DC plug/connector

Using AA batteries to power the FR2 doesn't cut it for me anymore. For some time now I've been looking for a solution using a RC battery pack with a tamiya connection and make a tamiya to DC cable. ...
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Isolation Transformer

Hello, I am running a Macbook Pro 15" into an edirol USB interface which connects to my Samson Rubicon R6a monitors via XLR. My power supply causes horrible noise in my monitors and i am aware i need ...
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How to connect tops and bass bins

I'm DJing all kinds of parties, house parties, and events the last year or so. I have a set of Prosound 500w passive tops and a Prosound 1600w amp. Not great but does the trick. I'm using a Numark ...
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5 Pin DIN to XLR/Jack for Old Old Old Microphones?

I'm off to bed in a moment so just a quick one... Has anyone ever come across any old pre-1950/60s mics using the 5 Pin DIN (5/180°) connections? (Or MIDI cable connections if that jogs the memory ...
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Mono and Stereo cables / balanced and unbalanced audio

Does the number of rings in 1/4" connectors has anything to do with mono/stereo. My understanding so far is 1/4" connectors with 2 rings are balanced stereo audio and one ring is unbalanced mono audio....
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Has anyone ever heard the difference with this type of connector--neutrik timberPLUG

http://www.neutrik.com/us/en/audio/210_1950958334/NP2RX-TIMBRE_detail.aspx It says that it changes the timbre of the guitar so that seems cool but I can't seem to find any descriptions. Has anybody ...
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What is the difference between TRS and XLR connectors?

Aside from the obvious differences in the physical connectors, is there an advantage to one over the other? Specifically, I am looking to connect powered near-field monitor speakers to my USB audio ...