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Scott Davis
1/4 inch jacks vs. XLR
on Jan 2, 2006 at 9:34:54 pm

i just bought my first pair of really nice monitors. I have the option of connecting via 1/4 phone type jacks or XLR. What is the difference? I am using them on my NLE and really they are for basic mixing; nothing to fancy.

Scott Davis


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Frank Nolan
Re: 1/4 inch jacks vs. XLR
on Jan 2, 2006 at 9:46:12 pm

If you mean the speakers have inputs for 1/4" or XLR, well as long as the 1/4" inputs are balanced i.e. they take the TRS (tip ring sleeve) jacks then there is no difference. It should state this near the inputs or in the docuentation specs of your speakers.


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Scott Davis
Re: 1/4 inch jacks vs. XLR
on Jan 2, 2006 at 9:55:59 pm

Use they are TRS. Thanks alot.


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John Fishback
Re: 1/4 inch jacks vs. XLR
on Jan 3, 2006 at 4:40:17 pm

If you make your own cables, be careful to wire them exactly the same to avoid putting the signals out of phase.

John

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Matte
Re: 1/4 inch jacks vs. XLR
on Jan 3, 2006 at 5:19:01 pm

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John Fishback
Re: 1/4 inch jacks vs. XLR
on Jan 3, 2006 at 5:39:32 pm

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John

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AJA IO driver 2.1 firmware v23-28
SonicStudio HD DAW, Yamaha DM1000, Genelec Monitors


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Scott Davis
Re: 1/4 inch jacks vs. XLR
on Jan 3, 2006 at 6:34:16 pm

Make my own cables? Hell, I 'm lucky to get them in the right holes.


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