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James Frattali

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Y-Splitter or Jumper Question
« on: April 12, 2013, 08:31:39 am »

I have a small sound system for a band.  I am running a mono monitor setup powering four floor monitors, connected in parallel pairs at 4 Ohms per pair.  These are being powered by a single CS800 amplifier - one pair connected to amp channel A and one pair connected to amp channel B.  I am trying to decide between two ways to connect the mono monitor signal to the amp's two channels.  Method 1 - I can run a single balanced XLR cable from the monitor EQ output to the channel A input of the CS800 and then use a jumper between the amp's channel A input and the channel B input (Peavey calls this "Full Range Mono" in their manual.  I believe the two amp inputs, when connected this way, are in parallel and Peavey even refers to it as a Y-cord connection.  Method 2 - I can use an XLR Y-splitter right out of the monitor EQ output and then run from the two Y-Splitter outputs to the amp's channel A and channel B inputs.  Is there really any difference in these connection methods?  Which method is better?  What are the pros and cons of each?
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TJ (Tom) Cornish

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Re: Y-Splitter or Jumper Question
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 09:16:43 am »

I have a small sound system for a band.  I am running a mono monitor setup powering four floor monitors, connected in parallel pairs at 4 Ohms per pair.  These are being powered by a single CS800 amplifier - one pair connected to amp channel A and one pair connected to amp channel B.  I am trying to decide between two ways to connect the mono monitor signal to the amp's two channels.  Method 1 - I can run a single balanced XLR cable from the monitor EQ output to the channel A input of the CS800 and then use a jumper between the amp's channel A input and the channel B input (Peavey calls this "Full Range Mono" in their manual.  I believe the two amp inputs, when connected this way, are in parallel and Peavey even refers to it as a Y-cord connection.  Method 2 - I can use an XLR Y-splitter right out of the monitor EQ output and then run from the two Y-Splitter outputs to the amp's channel A and channel B inputs.  Is there really any difference in these connection methods?  Which method is better?  What are the pros and cons of each?
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Scott Harris

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Re: Y-Splitter or Jumper Question
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 08:06:40 am »

For future reference, this would get more attention in the lounge. 

Signal wise I would think there is no difference.  In real world use I would connect to a single channel then jump it to the other.  This removes any possible problems associated with a Y cable.
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