Apr 19, 2018
Should I be using a jack-to-jack instrument cable, or a speaker cable? Would XLR to jack be better? TIA
May 11, 2020
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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?
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 a1/4 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.