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

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

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    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 Well-Known Member

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    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

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

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