1/4" to XLR

Discussion in 'Mixing' started by chriswalker8511, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. chriswalker8511

    chriswalker8511 Active Member

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    Hi Guys,
    I'm thinking of getting a new mixer and can't really afford the money to get one with more than 8 XLR inputs :cry: So I did some research and saw you can get 1/4" to XLR cables so i thought i could maybe put some of those in any spare 1/4 inputs as i need more XLR inputs. Would this work? And if it does would there be any major sound quality reduction?

    Would appreciate any help
    Chris
     
  2. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

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    It won't work if you just hook a mic up like this. For most of these units, the 1/4" TRS input expects a line level signal like the output of a preamp or some keyboards. An XLRM to TRS cable is just fine for hooking up something like a preamp with an XLR out.
     
  3. chriswalker8511

    chriswalker8511 Active Member

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    Oh right, thanks

    Chris
     

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