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Frank DeWitt

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Re: 1/8" to XLR
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2011, 10:17:28 pm »

Unless you are sending the signal a long distance, why hassle with balanced connectors with a risk of phantom power? Just use the 1/4" line inputs.   I use a cable like this for the job, and never had a problem.   Am i missing something obvious?


Yes,  He said his desk has only XLR

BTW  A good quality Jensen transformer DI box can weigh 10 oz

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Re: 1/8" to XLR
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2011, 01:30:13 pm »

@Weogo, I'm perversely fond of stereo for my sound check and preshow, even though I basically never pan anything during a show.

@James, the Radial stuff is beautiful, but the case weighs more than I want to carry, let alone the xformers and the price tag.
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Re: 1/8" to XLR
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2011, 07:04:39 pm »

Unless you are sending the signal a long distance, why hassle with balanced connectors with a risk of phantom power? Just use the 1/4" line inputs.   I use a cable like this for the job, and never had a problem.   Am i missing something obvious?

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I only carry this 1/8"-1/4" cable for all of my iPod/laptop needs.  On most consoles I go in the line inputs, on real consoles with only xlr in, I go in the insert returns.  When I'm on a Yamaha digital or something with no 1/4", I carry a few pairs of 1/4"-f to xlr-m adapters.  Doing this there is still the possibilty of voltage hitting the outputs of the iPod, but it's pretty well reduced. 

I would be skeptical of using tiny transformers for a line level signal.  It's really pretty easy to overload most transformers, and I would hesitate to put anything short of a $50/ea IL19 on any line level signal that is supposed to produce good, full range sound.

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Re: 1/8" to XLR
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2011, 09:56:01 pm »

Rapco makes a really small and clever little DI I like to use for this, it is in mono but it is cheap and small.

http://www.markertek.com/Audio-Equipment/Audio-Interface/Computer-Audio-Interface/Rapco/LTIBLOX.xhtml
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Re: 1/8" to XLR
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2011, 11:12:07 pm »

I have a setup using a Yamaha MG-102c [http://usa.yamaha.com/products/live_sound/mixers/analog-mixers/mg_series_cx_models/mg82cx/?mode=model]

and a Bose Sound Dock with a 3.5 mm jack. (Aux Input)

I want to use the "Stereo Out L and R" of the MG 102,  The manual calls the 1/4" jacks "Balanced"

Should I use TRS to 3.5mm or TS to 3.5mm or does it matter?

I am putting together a Practice Rig and needed 4 Mic Pre's, the IPod and ?

Just trying to keep everything easy to transport and set up.

In case you don't already know; the Bose Is Loud (For it's size) but sounds Less than ideal, but it's a trade off

Regards,  John
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Re: 1/8" to XLR
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2011, 11:31:21 pm »

Oh yeah, I've had one of those little Rapco boxes for years.
It's my goto box for getting audio from the random laptop
set up next to the video projector in whatever situation.

And yeah, tiny transformers don't get there.

And yeah, the two desks I'm most liable to see are the Yamaha M7C and the LS9,
neither of which has inserts or 1/4" inputs without optional cards.
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Re: 1/8" to XLR
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