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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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Headset amplifier (headphone amplifier with mic preamp)

why don't you just plug it into the mic-input on the motherboard?
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What to consider when selecting RCA-to-3.5 mm cable for recordings

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 ...
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Is it possible to connect active JBL speakers using unbalanced cable to pre-outs on amp?

Short answer: yes. It will work. Longer answer, not the full story though: Connect from the RCA preamp outputs. I believe you can control the volume out somehow in the amp. If not, you will want to ...
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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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Using a 2 Stereo to Mono RCA cables to mix two inputs into one output

It will possibly work without too much sound degradation. Simply try it, things will not break. But, you run into a number of possible things , which in your exact case may be problems or not. Ground ...
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Is it that bad to run line level audio wires next to AC wires?

Yes. Do not do this. You might get away with proximity if the signals were balanced, but with unbalanced audio, this is a bad idea. you are likely to get hum. If running long distances, you might ...
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How to choose and connect graphic equalizer to adjust TV sound through external amp

An Optical to RCA adapter will work fine. There will not be any noticeable latency. Just make sure your amplifier takes 1/4" or RCA input.
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Headset amplifier (headphone amplifier with mic preamp)

The M-audio 24/96 soundcard is not designed to do what you are asking. If you wanted a simple, single-piece solution for handling mic input and headphone output, you could look at a small external ...
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What happens in terms of wiring when you use a TRS adaptor with an RCA cable?

I know what I am talking about. I have been dealing with audio issues like this for over 50 years. The line input on your Mackie mixer (model number and specific input not identified) is probably TRS ...
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What happens in terms of wiring when you use a TRS adaptor with an RCA cable?

Your question is missing several critical details, but making a wild guess, the most common cause of symptoms as you describe is opposite-phase CANCELLATION. Because a "TRS" (presumably BALANCED) ...
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How to connect Behringer mixer to Macbook Pro?

Behringer make several small and simple USB audio interfaces like their U-Control series. And versions with more features like the U-Phoria series, etc. Of course there are many other makers of ...
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How to connect Behringer mixer to Macbook Pro?

This mixer doesnt support usb connectivity, youll need a usb interface for that. After you get a usb interface you can route your mac to output the channels from your usb interface outputs and then ...
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Why does my subwoofer makes popping noise after (only after) playing for 10 to 20 minutes?

OK, so it seems that this question is about a consumer-equipment, 5.1 surround sound system with an active-subwoofer. The sub-woofer has an RCA in, and when connecting to various sources as described ...
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