|Pastor Brian Lewis wrote on Thu, 22 July 2010 21:04|
I have a older stage snake that was given to our church, but it did not have the box on it. We ordered the box with XLR connectors but our wire has 2 wires in each jacket and there are 3 connectors on the XLR connectors, does it matter which connector that I would not use?
Any chance you are not counting the uninsulated drain wire, or shield itself if a braided shield, as one of the wires to connect?
Line level audio connections in a snake from the stage to FOH should be balanced, which means three conductors, while microphone connections require three conductors. Thus in a stage snake each cable for a mic and line level connection would have two insulated conductors, a drain wire and be shielded. If a cable has two larger conductors, no drain wire and no shield then it is probably intended for speaker runs.