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Is there sound quality loss in 6mm to 3.5mm TRS adapter?

Assuming you are dealing with human audible audio transmitted as as a line level, analogue electrical signal, then No. To put it in perspective, if your signal is one that cannot be transmitted ...
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Studio mic --> Headphone jack not working

The suspect area is the ¼" jack & ¼" - ⅛" adaptor. It needs to be correctly wired as a mic input to that specific jack socket, which on a Mac is a 4-pole connector, TRRS, for headset/mic combos. ...
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Is there sound quality loss in 6mm to 3.5mm TRS adapter?

None whatsoever. Though I've heard that they can't take as much power for some reason. The reason we have 3.5mm plugs is because they allow for much smaller portable media as they take virtually no ...
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Is there sound quality loss in 6mm to 3.5mm TRS adapter?

The 6mm jack mainly exist for historical reasons. Long ago phone switchboards used this jack to connect callers. This was standardized for audio and was used in studios and home HiFi systems. The 3....
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Can you use HD-SDI cables to loop antennas for wireless mics?

Usually, RF antennas coaxial cables have a 50 Ω (Ohms) characteristic impedance whereas HD-SDI cables have a 75 Ω characteristic impedance. The user manual of your line6 product actually mentions a ...
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XLR cables not a tight fit with SM57s

As the SM57 has a solid body, that cannot differ in its diameter, I think it definitely has to do with the XLR-connector attached to the cable. Just get a better one.
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Is there a way for me to hook up my headphones ( regular headphone jack ) via Bluetooth?

Yes, they exist. Here is one from Sony. Sony’s DRC-BT30P Bluetooth Headphone Adapter Let’s You Use Your Existing Earbuds
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What cables for electric bass+preamp+pc?

The mic100 only has balanced in/outs. If there is some specific reason you want to use this piece of gear then I would suggest you get a DI-Box. It takes a 1/4" unbalanced and gives you a ...
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Balanced output to stereo unbalanced input

Two possibilities: Use an “inverse DI”. Actually, passive DIs work both ways, so you can indeed plug the balanced signal with XLR into the DI's output, and grab off two unbalanced signals ...
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Balanced output to stereo unbalanced input

If your preamp is mono there's no way to get a genuine stereo output. You can use a Y-split (TRS > 2x TS) but that's just two mono signals. If you need a stereo input then, in your case, you need ...
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Is there any difference over using an optical jack over RCA in a 2.1 set?

Theoretically, optical can carry a higher bit-rate than RCA; but I think to all practical intents & purposes, unless you're listening to 24-bit uncompressed originals, the difference will be ...
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What are the sources of signal loss in cables and their connections?

There are several major ways a signal can become distorted, these impact both digital and analog signals, but in different ways. One of the largest sources (on long runs and at connectors) is ...
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Is there sound quality loss in 6mm to 3.5mm TRS adapter?

There may be some signal loss from making another transition from one cable to another, but it would be no more or less than going through a 6mm extension cable. What can make more of a difference is ...
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