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These sockets and plugs are designed to work in exactly this way. When you plug a 'TS' plug into a TRS balanced jack socket, the "ring and sleeve" are bridged. This is exactly the correct way to unbalance a balanced connection. It works in the way it was designed to. Additionally, by unbalancing that output connection, you reduce the level of the output by ...


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Yes, they do wear out eventually. As pointed out already, the life time depends greatly on use and quality. Even with a cable that seemingly works sound quality may get drastically reduced. See below. The type of defects you will start to see over time, can be categorized into three main areas: mechanical damage corrosion dry out/cracking Mechanical ...


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First, you will need to provide a power amplifier for each different speaker cabinet. You did not mention what model you have so we don't know what power, what kind of processing, etc. you would need. Then you will need to divide your signal (source not disclosed) into the channels appropriate for each speaker cabinet and come up with five wireless links ...


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You have to use some other cable. I usually go with Teflon in difficult thermal situations. In general, the thermal performance of PVC may be severely inadequate for the 120°C conditions you've mentioned. Many forms of PVC insulation are rated as low as 80°C. Here are some supporting references to back up this claim: See Semi-Rigid PVC (SR-PVC) under the ...


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XLR connector pros compared to jacks/TRS connectors: It is not as easily pulled out (it locks when connected). It is thicker; thus more rugged The physical interface is larger (pins into tubes), thus better electrical connection. The physical construction makes it much harder to cause disconnection failures due to pulling and pushing. The signal ground is ...


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Well, as you've noticed yourself, it will normally work. This is because both channel outputs should be expected to have the same output impedance, so wiring them parallel effectively creates an averaging circuit. However, this is not really an intended mode of operation. The output impedance of this combined output will be half the individual impedance, ...


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I don't know anyone who has actually noticed an audio difference between 1/8" and 1/4" jacks on their headphones. In fact many higher end headphones come now with adapters! That said, the big difference between the 1/4" and the 1/8" jacks comes from usability. As another responder already mentioned when things were miniaturized they had to drop the jack size....


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Stereo cables aren't special in any sense that would stop them from operating as independent halves. A common ground might cause some issues if you have two sources with different earth grounds, but in general this shouldn't be a problem.


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Radio Shack sells male and female audio connectors in a variety of sizes/formats, including the 3.5 mm type. Take care with your soldering to minimize the effect on sound quality.


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Advantages: saves you rolling out 2 long cables. Disadvantages: it's a 2.4 GHz system so there's potential for interference from wifi. they add a bit of delay, although 4 ms is not horrendous. you have to remember to recharge the batteries for each gig. every 3-5 years you have to replace the batteries because they wear out. I use a couple of wireless ...


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You could actually just 'guess' based on percentages/chance ;) Line level is very, very rarely run over balanced line, so the safe bet is that it's not balanced. For consumer-level equipment I'd reckon the percentage is going to be so close to 100 that you needn't worry. In this particular instance, I can add to this 'percentage/skill & judgement' call ...


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Simple answer is if you are feeding a stereo signal to a single input you need the signal to be summed so you do not lose any elements. To do this you need 3 resistors in the XLR end, diagrams are available online however its not a simple solder job. If you shop around you can get stereo to mono cables but make sure they have resistors and are summed to one ...


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As the other answers have said, banana plugs will not fit. However, so-called “pin” plugs are designed to fit speaker jacks, and a little searching suggests there also exist adapters from banana plugs to pins, though as a much more obscure item; here's an unfortunately unavailable example which nicely shows the difference in size between banana plugs and ...


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Most sound boards use mono channels. You can't feed stereo in to a mono channel. Since it supports TRS balanced audio, one channel is inverted and combined with the other, this results in canceling out all but whatever is different between the left and right channel. XLR won't help because XLR is designed for mono audio and still is going in to a mono ...


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Q1: I've done some research, and yes, you can use the Stagg Stereo -> 2 x Mono cable in the link. It will work as an unbalanced insert lead. From A&H Zed 24 Manual: Q2: To test the insert connections, you just need to find out if the signal is being sent/returned through the mono jacks. You could do this by connecting the Mono jacks together; tip to ...


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Sound quality is probably the first reason. A balanced audio signal only works when the interference/noise is the same on both signals. After inverting the sound signal, the noises that were identical on both signals will only be canceled out. So if there is any interference on the signal, make it happen that they are the same on both cables. When using a ...


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No, it won't work. Those inputs are design for keyboards or similar, therefore they don't have preamps. Overheads are usually condenser mics too, so if yours are, these inputs won't supply phantom power for them to work either. In order to make them work with those inputs, you'll need external pre amplifiers, but for the money, you'll be better upgrading ...


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Best practice is to connect XLR pin 2 to TIP (T), pin 3 to RING (R). Pin 1 is always GROUND. The TN, RN, GN, refer to TIP NORMAL, RING NORMAL, GROUND NORMAL, which would have additional pinouts if they were available on the connector. A "Normal" circuit is one that passes the current UNLESS a plug is inserted to break the connection (break the "NORMAL.") ...


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XLR 2 (hot) should go to JACK TIP, XLR 3 (cold) should go to JACK RING, XLR 1 (ground) should go to JACK SLEEVE The TN, RN and GN connections are used in the XLR combi connectors with extra switching contacts. On the picture these points are empty, so no switching contacts here.


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After a lot of research I figured this out. It's simple once you know which letters go to which: I connected them as follows and it worked: BROWN: XLR 1 (ground) -> JACK S (sleeve) RED: XLR 2 (hot right) -> JACK R (ring) WHITE: XLR 3 (cold left) -> JACK T (tip) G is the chassis ground and is not normally used. I still don't know ...


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The reason for this is that the speaker cable is likely to be of a larger diameter and able to handle more current than standard instrument cables, thus the connection to the pins is likely to require additional space to accommodate the slightly larger cable.


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My experience is cables is that the length doesn't really matter as much as the quality of the cable. If the quality of the cable is problematic that will be a much greater source of sound degradation then changes in length. That said, I'd still try to keep the run as short as possible... If you're lucky enough to live in a country where some of your ...


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3-pin is usually for balanced mono lines - a single balanced mic, etc. 4-pin can carry a mono signal to a headset & a mono unbalanced mic return. 5-pin can carry stereo to a headset & a mono unbalanced mic return. 6-pin can carry stereo to a headset & a mono balanced mic return. If you try to reduce a 5 or 6 pin setup to run over 3-pin, ...


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If your receiving device is going to convert the sound to digital again internally, then you should connect TO it digitally if you have the option. There's generally nothing to be gained from converting to analogue and back to digital again; most likely, you'll only lose quality that way. (I'm assuming here that the digital connection is working within its ...


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With consumer or prosumer equipment it is difficult to tell. The main reason is that they seldom tell the full story when it comes to specifications so you need to try. If the source is mp3 - any will do. If you have higher quality source, it might depend. RCA on analog is good, but it might have trouble with induced noise. One source may be a ground loop. ...


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Depends how MUCH less than 50' the connection is. 50' is too far for TOSlink, which is probably what you mean by 'optical cable' on domestic equipment. (Can you even buy a 50' TOSlink cable?) But it is also too far for the unbalanced line-level signal from a RCA jack. As you bundle MP3 and FLAC together as source, I guess you aren't really interested in ...


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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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I was looking for a cable instead... Do you guys know anything about this? Yes, here is an example: Thomann: Cordial CFM 3 VY


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You cannot connect a USB microphone to an XLR port. The signal from the USB connector is simply a data-stream whereas the XLR port requires an analogue signal input. What you are proposing cannot be achieved. You have the wrong type of microphone. Any attempt to connect one to the other may damage the microphone. Do not attempt this.


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