1. N

    Live Monitoring approach

    Hello, I'm about to try a new approach to live monitoring in rock gigs. Playing in a rock band, I always have issues with live stage sound. It's never good enough. So I'll try a new system in which I'll control my on monitor. (see atttached image). My issue is: I have a balanced input (either...
  2. Q

    Seeking clarification on Zoom R16 1/4" input jack in XLR combo plug: Balanced or not?

    Hello All: I have a very simple question regarding the Zoom R16 XLR combo input jacks. The Zoom R16 documentation appears to state that when you use an XLR connection to the combo jack, it is a balanced signal. The documentation is not so clear on whether the 1/4" port provides a balanced TRS...
  3. achase4u

    Unbalanced output to balanced inputs

    I am currently trying to read up on this subject. My audio interface accepts either balanced or unbalanced 1/4" jacks into its inputs, and out of its outputs. I am going to a remote session where they are using a bass preamp that will generate line level signals out of two unbalanced 1/4"...
  4. audiokid

    Balanced vs unBalanced

    My new Millennia [=""]NSEQ-4[/] arrived today. Its a beautiful sounding eq. After hearing this, I'd love to a have a few of these now. Actually, more like about 12 of them (one for each channel). It has an optional unbalanced in/outs. Hopefully this isn't...
  5. JoshHPMusic

    Unbalanced or Balanced TRS Cable for Studio?

    Hi, so I've got a Line6 Pod Studio UX2 (audio interface), and I'm getting a pair of Yamaha HS50M Studio Monitors. Can somebody look the two up and try to figure out what cables I need to hook the two up? Is it two TRS cables? Balanced? Unbalanced? Thanks in advance! -Josh P.S. What do you...
  6. Shannon Adkins

    Balanced out to unbalanced in

    I'm looking at getting a new pre to go along with my Steinberg MR816. I want something clean to go along with my sm7 since it is already a colored mic. So the two I'm really interested in are the Focusrite ISA One and Grace m101. Really, the ISA is calling my name because of it's extra...
  7. L

    Help! my monitors don't like balanced inputs??

    Hello, One of my Mackie Mr8s has started playing up. The problem is when I input balanced signals into them (it happens to both the TRS and XLR inputs) they do not have equal volumes. One of the monitors is a lot quieter than the other, Im sure the problem is caused by the speaker because 1. I...
  8. S

    What's the best way to use good, balanced mics with Sony PCM-D50?

    Hi all. This has probably been beaten to death, but I started wading through a couple of the stickies and gave up. I bought a Sony PCM-D50 recorder because of its limiter (which works by recording at two levels simultaneously), thinking it would be handy for film & video (my primary uses)...
  9. U

    Saffire Pro 40 - unbalanced inputs

    I bought a refurbished Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 (with full manufacturer's warranty), and I'm running into a problem (maybe with my brain). Here goes: When I insert an XLR cable into any of the 8 inputs, the signal is fine...and angels fly. However, when I insert an unbalanced 1/4" cable...
  10. A

    TRS Balanced and TRS Stereo Signal - Are They Wired The Same?

    Hi all - I know the difference between a monaural TRS cable that is used for hum-cancelling balanced line, and a stereo TRS cable that carries two separate L and R signals - my question is, are the cables and connectors themselves one and the same thing? Both functions need cables that have...
  11. audiokid

    (term) Balanced Circuit

    A signal-carrying circuit that employs two signal-carrying conductors plus a ground. Each of the two signal conductors carries the same signal potential but with the polarity of one reversed with respect to the other. Any noise that is induced into the circuit will be common to both "legs" and...
  12. audiokid

    (term) Unbalanced

    To convey an electrical signal through wire, two conductors are required. In unbalanced circuits, one conductor carries both signal and supplies ground, unlike in balanced connections. Because of this unbalanced circuits are less expensive to produce, but the down side is the cables are...
  13. audiokid

    (term) Balanced Inputs

    Low impedance inputs that are wired with two lines plus a ground and are specifically designed to accept a signal from a balanced source.
  14. B

    Still don't quite get balanced/unbalanced 1/4" cables

    i've had a home studio in one form or another since 82 starting with a yamaha MT44 4 track cassette and to this day i have never owned a balanced 1/4" trs cable. what the heck do they do? my zed r16 and onyx 1200f have mostly balanced in's and out's as well as my 4 outboard comps and 2...
  15. J

    (term) Balanced Connections

    Balanced connections allow long cable lengths with reduced susceptibility to noise. Detailed Explanation Balanced connections use a 2-core cable. NB: The term 2-core is actually shorthand for '2 cores plus shield'. So for example under this notation, a guitar cable would be a single-core...
  16. F

    connections with Juli@ interface - balanced vs unbalanced

    I guess the question should be simple: I own a Juli@ interface from ESI, it has always been a fantastic-sounding tool, and it's got a unique feature: it lets you swap the card into two positions, RCA unbalanced I/O and TRS balanced I/O. I've always stuck to the rca because I always used it...
  17. D

    Final Mix with SPDIF vs balanced inputs

    Hi folks, This is my first post and also wanted to say thanks for the great music information and site! I am more of a musician than an engineer so I appreciate all levels of feedback. I have been browsing around and reading quite a bit but did not see anything specific to my topic so I...
  18. F

    Converting unbalanced to balanced signals.

    I've been making music on synths, drum machines, bucketts and my computer for about 15 yrs now yet I've got no formal training. I realize that for long cable runs, it’s best to use balanced cables to reduce noise and grounding problems. What about cable runs (15 to 25 ft) to gear with unbalanced...
  19. B

    Unbalanced/Balanced Mixer Connections

    I have a Peavey PV14 mixer that I am trying to incorporate into my mix/match home setup. I have some questions regarding balanced/unbalanced ins and outs. I would like to run either my control room or main outs (1/4" TRS L/R) to a basic home stereo receiver as a cheap/easy way to power some...
  20. adam79

    Rocktron Intelliverb I/Os - Balanced or Unbalanced?

    Just got a Rocktron Intelliverb. I downloaded the manual, and there was nothing on whether the in and outs are balanced or unbalanced. Anyone know? Thanks, -Adam