behringer ada8000 xlr help

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by nippdog, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. nippdog

    nippdog Guest

    Hi can anyone tell me how to get the xlr outputs on my ada8000 to work on my Mackie 1604.
  2. ghellquist

    ghellquist Member

    May 25, 2004
    Balanced cable.

    XLR to 1/4 tele

    pin 1 XLR to shield in cable and sleeve on 1/4
    pin 2 XLR to tip
    pin 3 XLR to ring

    (It might be other way round with pin 2/3, cannot remember).

    Or simply by a cable. Hosa makes some low-priced 8 channel cables.

  3. mrufino1

    mrufino1 Active Member

    Apr 16, 2005
    Are you using the ada8000 as a preamp into the 1604 or playng out of it? The xlr's are not direct outs- to use them as direct outs you need to plug an optical cable into the in and out (bridging them essentially) so that it goes in the input, out the converter, in the converter, out the outputs. I have one on the way, so I don;t have one in hand yet, but I have read that enough about it. I'm assuming that is what you were asking.
  4. AltheGatman

    AltheGatman Active Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Optical looped between in and out works, as long as the master sync button is in on the r/h side.

    This is the right wiring for both the mackie and behringer

    if you were using it as mic pre's for the mackie, I think you might find the mackies inbuilt ones are better, your call though.

    Al :cool:

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