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TRS or TS?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Elf in the machine, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. Elf in the machine

    Elf in the machine Active Member

    Greetings Everyone,

    I'm fairly new to this, & just have a quick cable question..

    Just got a mackie CFX20 (good deal), I've already got an M-Audio Firewire 1814 which then connects into Logic.

    I'm looking at getting patch cables to run the individual tracks from the Mackie into the M-Audio.
    The Mackie mainly just provides more XLR inputs for mics.. The M-Audio just has 2 XLR & 8 1/4 inch.

    Not sure if I should get TRS or TS.. any suggestions?

  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    You have a choice: either a pair of cables TRS - TRS jacks or a pair of cables that have an XLR socket on one end and a TRS jack plug on the other.
  3. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    TRS are balanced cables ( sometimes also acting as a stereo signal send) while TS cables are used for unbalanced ( and mono) connections.
  4. Elf in the machine

    Elf in the machine Active Member

    Awesome... I'll go with TRS-TRS. Thank you!!

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