Trevor_Marshall
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Connecting L1 (no tonematch) to soundcraft mixer

Should I be using a jack-to-jack instrument cable, or a speaker cable? Would XLR to jack be better? TIA

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Re: Connecting L1 (no tonematch) to soundcraft mixer

Hi Trevor,

Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community.

Using a stereo mixer with an L1®

General principles for connecting a stereo mixer to the mono input on your L1® .

The inputs on the L1® Model 1S, L1® Model II, and the Compact Channel 2 ¼ inch jack are MONO. Check to see if your mixer has a MONO output. If it does, then use that.

If your mixer does not have a mono output pan all your inputs to one side (e.g. LEFT) and take the LEFT output and connect that to your L1® .

If possible, you want a balanced connection.

Trevor Marshall posted:

Should I be using a jack-to-jack instrument cable, or a speaker cable?



If your mixer has a 1/4 inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve outputs,  use a
1/4 inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve to  1/4 inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve jack cable.

A jack to jack instrument cable may work, but it is more susceptible to line noise.



Would XLR to jack be better? TIA

If your mixer has XLR outputs, use an XLR to 1/4 inch  Tip-Ring-Sleeve cable.

We have more notes here.

Stereo Mixer to Mono L1®

Does that help? If not, please give us a link to the manual for your Soundcraft mixer.

Thanks,

ST