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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?

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 ...
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What are these microphone connectors?

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 ...
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How to convert Stereo RCA to XLR?

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 ...
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Idle noise on audio-interface when listening trough headphones

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 ...
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Studio Monitors/ Mac Mini (MINIJACK)

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 ...
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How to connect old stereo system to pc?

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 ...
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How to remove a Neutrik 4 way loudspeaker coupler

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....
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Is it safe to convert rca to xlr

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) ...
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Do USB audio adapters supply bias voltage for lavalier condenser mics, and is TRS better than TRRS?

There are some USB audio adapters which provide 5 or 7 channel output on 3.5mm TRS sockets. Those tend to have microphone inputs with bias voltage on them, too. Only problem is that the quality is ...
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Do USB audio adapters supply bias voltage for lavalier condenser mics, and is TRS better than TRRS?

If you're getting an external USB audio interface, get one that supports phantom power [48v]. The Shure [& many other pro-level lav mics] comes with interchangeable adaptors for connectivity to ...
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Is it safe to connect headphone output to microphone input of a sound card?

Yes, but it probably will not give good sound as the signal might be too strong. If it works simply be aware of the risk for clipping of the sound. I would presser a special cable and connect using 6....
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How to connect lav mic to an audio interface?

I have the same mic (ATR3350) and was dealing with this issue. The tip and ring are the same output, so you can use a splitter, that would divide the TRS to TR(left)/TR(right) and use either one of ...
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Combined Jack headset (mic/audio) to audio only

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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How to connect old stereo system to pc?

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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How to convert Stereo RCA to XLR?

I would not use the Y-cable as indicated. For the best solution, albeit a bit expensive, I would use a DI, with 2 RCA in, and 2 XLR out. The advandtages of the DI would be: ground isolation (lift) ...
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How to connect speakers with sound card?

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 ...
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How to connect speakers with sound card?

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 ...
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Is there a significant difference in sound quality between 1/4" jacks and XLR inputs for microphones?

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 ...
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Is there a significant difference in sound quality between 1/4" jacks and XLR inputs for microphones?

I'm a novice in all of this, but here are a few things that I've learned. Condenser microphones need phantom power at (typically) 48V, Dynamic microphones do not use it. If you will be using ...
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