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Fred42Vid's answer is good (though the 1/4" jack is probably a balanced TRS). I wanted to add something, though; on a mixer, when you have both a TRS and an XLR, they sometimes have subtly different signal paths. Specifically, the microphone input is often run through a second op-amp to boost its signal by about 20dBu before the main gain stage (controllable ...


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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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Those are DIN connectors. DIN line-level signals expect a different impedance than is usual for RCA or XLR connections. IIRC you can put a resistor in series to convert to RCA. I'm not sure what signal level and impedance DIN microphones use. I'll see what I can dig up. It looks like this is a dictation microphone. One of the connectors allows you to ...


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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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If you are referring to the hardware that retains the jack, in the US it is a 3/8-32 jam nut. Most likely.


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Slide the collar to unlock the coupler. Slide the latch on the plug away from the coupler, then twist anti-clockwise to release. https://www.neutrik.com/media/8072/download/speakon-nl4mmx-coupler.pdf?v=1


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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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The splitter cable you're using combines the 2 stereo inputs into the 3 pin XLR connector, putting the left channel in pin 2 and the right in pin 3, or the other way around. You can only use that type of connection with a system that specifically uses XLR type connectors for stereo signals. That's not the case with normal performance and PA devices, where ...


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Turning the monitor control all the way should give you only the playback source in the output. The monitor control is there to set the amount of direct input to playback when you're tracking live musicians. In your case you just want to hear the playback at 100%, without any noise introduced at the inputs. Hope this helps!


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The mini-jack will be a stereo jack socket, which requires a TIP/RING/SLEEVE plug to interface correctly. The two signals you will need are TIP/SLEEVE and RING/SLEEVE - with SLEEVE being the signal ground. You should be able to obtain a stereo minijack to RCA converter cable or plug adapter that will do this for you. The signal loss across this connection ...


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The "Tape" input is effectively identical to "Aux". It is almost certainly an ordinary line-level input. It should be trivial to connect the speaker or headphone or line output from your computer to your stereo box. It would be enormously helpful to show us a photo of the BACK of the amplifier unit.


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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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Since the mic jack isn't connected to anything on the other end it shouldn't present a problem. Just the same, I'd cover it with a piece of electric tape to avoid any confusion about which to use.


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There is no specific expected lifetime of an audio jack. It depends on the quality of the jack, though they are pretty basic, so it is unlikely to be the point of failure of most devices. On your computer for example, I would expect just about any part of your computer to fail before the audio jack itself failed. It's kind of like asking how often a power ...


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You should look if there is a jack called "AUX", it will take an external source as an input for your amplifier, otherwise no easy way to do it.


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The speakers: have a stereo pair of regular RCA input sockets; and also a stereo 3.5mm TRS AUX input socket. The soundcard: has a stereo pair of regular RCA output sockets; and also a stereo 3.5mm TRS AUX output socket. The compatible cable configurations: stereo pair RCA plugs. <†> stereo 3.5mm TRS plug. stereo pair RCA plugs. <‡> stereo pair ...


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These speakers include a 3.5 mm audio cable that enables you to connect them like headphones. You can plug the speakers into the audio interface’s headphone output, at least for now. The speakers also have RCA inputs, so what you ultimately want would be a very standard cable with stereo RCA male plugs at both ends. I recommend you get a high-quality name-...


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If you are able to wire an adapter yourself, you can do it this way (it will not be a balanced connection though). Shield to XLR male Pin 1 (Ground) White wire goes to XLR male Pin 2 (Signal) Bridge XLR male Pin 3 to XLR Pin 1 (Ground) Important! Do not send phantom power to the microphone (it will damage it!)! Use the inline power pack with battery to ...


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You cannot run SPDIF cables on an iMac , simply because SPDIF use RCA connectors .. Your data will get scrambled if you use an adapter on it. If you want to use 7.1 your iMac. The only way you can do it is with a significant quality AD/DA Convertor (Sound Card), which works a primary sound card for your iMac. Your iMac will generate outputs only based on ...


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I am not an expert but my Acoustic Electric guitar has both outputs and the quality we get out of the XLR is incredible compared to the 1/4 in. But let's face it, that probably has less to do with the cable and more to do with the hardware inside of the guitar and the fact that I do not have to put a direct box between me and the soundboard. I realize that ...


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