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Connect a sound mixer

Hello!

I’m looking to get the F1 Model 812 and F1 Subwoofer to use with a sound mixer (Peavey PV14).  

I wanted to get some insight on how to connect the mixer to the F1 System.  The 812 only has 1 XLR input, how would I connect the left and right channels from the mixer?

The subwoofer has 2 inputs that I can use for L and R from the mixer but then how would I connect the L and R to the 812?

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Re: Connect a sound mixer

You can connect one output (say Left) and pan everything full left. With only one speaker you will be working in mono anyway.

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Re: Connect a sound mixer

Thanks for the reply!

What would be your advice if I’m am hooking up a stereo source ex. iPad or laptop.  Would panning to the left still work?

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Re: Connect a sound mixer

Hi, Gbobby,

If you are connecting the iPad or laptop to the Peavey PV14 you can connect those to channels 1 through 8 panned hard left. Don't use channels 9/10 or 11/12.

You won't get the right side of the stereo mix if you pan those channels hard left.

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You can connect the iPad or laptop to F1 Model 812 input 2 using the RCA inputs.

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You would need to use two channels and pan both left, the other option would be to make up a simple summing lead with a couple of 10k resistors in the mono ¼" plug* at the mixer end. I'm assuming you are thinking of a laptop or iPad/Phone with a 3.5mm stereo headphone output here BTW. I had one made up by Orchid Electronics in the UK, cost less than £10 and he does ship worldwide.

* It's not a good idea to just join the wires up as one side of the headphone amp is then driving the other, sometimes a device will take exception to this behaviour and spit it's dummy. The 10k resistors protect the amp. You could make a summing lead to join the two outputs of the PV mixer to the speaker but XLR connecters and balanced lines will more than double the cost of making it.

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Re: Connect a sound mixer

Thanks for the reply’s everyone!

i was wondering if this cable would work.image

if I plug it into this
DFA5C039-F200-49FE-BB11-03D98B9EB997

And then pan it to the left??

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Hi, GBobby,

That cable won't work

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You'll probably only hear one side of the stereo music.

But a cable like this (below) will.

Connect the RCA ends (white and red) to the LEFT inputs on channels 11/12 and 13/14. Then pan these channels LEFT.


Press the white buttons in so you are using the RCA inputs (B).

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Re: Connect a sound mixer

Hello again!

So I had a thought... to achieve stereo sound, would I be able to use two of these cables

09807D1F-6952-498E-9192-ACB1966CBDBATo go from the F1 Subwoofer to the 812 speaker 490B4A78-35B0-47F7-98DC-9D2429C38CC0

If yes... do your recommend TRS version of the cable and what should I be setting the switches to? Mic or line?

Thanks!

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Re: Connect a sound mixer

Hi. you can't get a stereo sound from a single speaker, do you now plan to have two 812's?

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Re: Connect a sound mixer

Hi, Gbobby.

Gbobby posted:

Hello again!

So I had a thought... to achieve stereo sound, would I be able to use two of these cables

Stereo requires two mid-high loudspeakers (e.g., two F1 Model 812 systems). 

Since you have only one F1 Model 812 with F1 Subwoofer, you cannot achieve stereo sound.

09807D1F-6952-498E-9192-ACB1966CBDBATo go from the F1 Subwoofer to the 812 speaker490B4A78-35B0-47F7-98DC-9D2429C38CC0

If yes... do your recommend TRS version of the cable and what should I be setting the switches to? Mic or line?

Thanks!

There is nothing to be gained by running two cables from the mixer to the F1 Model 812 however, if you want to do it, use Tip-Ring-Sleeve to XLR cables.

Set the Input 1 Signal Input to LINE

Set the volume controls so you see solid green on the LEDs. It's okay if you see flickers of red (up to one second). If you see red for longer than a second, turn down the volume.

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