Re: Are the T4S and L1 Compact a good option on this scenario?
Thank you, ST.Actually, I am going to buy the equipment from ThomannBeing unknowledgeable on "music equipment" is making my decisions more complicated than they should be. And I hope I am not being too annoying with my basic doubts.
But with your help it seems that things are starting to make sense now.One big issue is that I was mixing the meaning of "balanced audio signals" with left/right stereo balance.Additionally, I misunderstood what is written here: https://toonz.ca/bose/wiki/index.php?title=L1®_Compact#Channel_2It states:Can a stereo signal be used with the ¼ inch jack input?A ¼ inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve connector carrying a stereo signal should not be used with the analog input on the L1 Compact.I though I couldn't connect a cable with stereo jacks (TRS) between the T4S and the L1 compact. So, I was trying to find a ¼ balanced cable with TS connectors. Good luck with that
So, for example, this cable should work fine https://www.thomann.de/be/pro_...62010_audiokabel.htm ,right? Well, it states it is balanced.
That cable looks fine.
BTW … The T4S has a left and a right ¼ balanced outputs. But each of these outputs are mono. So, Connecting only one of these ports to the L1 I am not sending a stereo signal. Even if the cable/jack could support a stereo signal.
I have another question related with cables and the T4S.
Let’s say that my girlfriend decides to use her T4S with other active speakers that have XLR audio input. So, ideally, I should try to use ¼ to XLR balanced cables, right? Like this one: https://www.thomann.de/be/cord...klinke_xlr_kabel.htm
It is pity that the T4S doesnt have XLR outputs like the T8S. I have read that the XLR connectors might be better because they are more “flexible”. I mean, the cables are easier to find and last longer.
That hasn't been my experience
Please see: Preferred cable type: T8 to L1 base unit
Would it be worth it to consider the T8S instead of the T4S because of the additional XLR outputs?
No. That's not a reason to choose the T8S instead of the T4S. Note: The T8S has both XLR and 1/4 inch (6.3 mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve outputs. One is not better than the other.
It might be overkill for what my girlfriend needs. But given that I am making a huge investment it might be a good idea to think if it is with it.
Get the T8S if you think you may need more inputs later. It's great to have more inputs if your girlfriend
- Plays multiple instruments and would prefer not to swap cables around
- Might add more instruments to her show
- Might have other people join her
- Might want to add backing tracks
If you're certain the T4S has enough inputs for now and the future, then get it.