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Author Topic: Multiple monitor jacks.  (Read 1273 times)

Mike Slay

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Multiple monitor jacks.
« on: March 24, 2007, 06:18:29 pm »

What's everyone doing to terminate multiple monitor jacks to one amp?
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Ivan Beaver

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Re: Multiple monitor jacks.
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007, 05:50:38 pm »

We use one of 3 different ways-depending on the particualr situation.

1: Daisy chain all jacks on stage so only 1 cable ends up at the amp.

2: If there are only 2 runs, we put both runs under the binding posts-may require a little trimming of the strands.

3: Use a terminal strip that is jumpered together on one side and the different runs attach to the other side.  Then a run goes to the amp.

4: Another way is to use a patch bay to select which jacks on stage go to which monitor mix.  These are NL4's with two jacks on each amp output- paralleled at the patch bay jacks.
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Ivan Beaver
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