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XLR to 1/4"
Old 15th November 2009
Gear Nut
🎧 10 years
XLR to 1/4"

ok, I got a Great River M3-1NV that I have to connect to a FMR PBV-6A and then to an audiofire interface, meaning XLR> XLR> 1/4" balanced... I think I know how to deal with it, but I kind of would like to leave it open on a patch bay because I also got a RNC and a RLA, and I also would like to use the PBC-6A to other applications... my question is: I never had to connect 1/4" to XLR before, is there anything I should know, or should I get a patch bay or something?
Old 15th November 2009
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hazelmossobrien's Avatar
🎧 10 years
I'd get a little TRS patchbay to organize all your stuff.

an XLR cable and a 1/4" TRS cable are the same thing with different connectors. The signal doesn't know the difference.

just plug and play thumbsup
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Sean240's Avatar
🎧 10 years
But of course remember that the RNC's connections are not balanced...

You just need to use two TS-TS 1/4" unbalanced patch leads (per channel) into the back of the patch bay.

You could try a dbx PB-48 but reverse the RNC's connections on the PB-48 to be De-Normalled connections. This is easy - remove the board for the channels and turn it around.
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