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Mono Aux, need out of both side if IEM

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by sleepy_monkey, Jan 31, 2014.


  1. sleepy_monkey

    sleepy_monkey

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    So I have an Aux A and Aux B. I am using Aux A to feed my IEM via a cable for now. I am getting sound out of only the left side but want sound out of both sides. Probably an easy fix....adapter?
     
  2. modulusman

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    Can't help without knowing what IEM system you are using?
     
  3. sleepy_monkey

    sleepy_monkey

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    Board is an Alesis Multimix 16 channel 2.0.

    I am not using an IEM system, just the earbuds.
     
  4. bassmeknik

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    Create/buy a "stereo to mono" adapter for the signal either at the earbuds or anywhere in the signal chain you can bridge the two channels feeding your earbuds
     
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  6. bassmeknik

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    Not knowing the specific brand/model etc.. I cannot give specific recommendations, However most earbuds I have seen have a 3.5mm stereo (3 circuit) phone plug. Paralleling here will half the impedance seen by the earbuds amp so that may be unworkable for some systems, however if it is still within the operating range of the amp it will give what you desire.

    If paralleling the earbuds won't do then a patch cord or adapter should be able to be connected at your mixer so the dead channel (earbud) gets the signal sent from the other (working) earbud.
     
  7. sleepy_monkey

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    Earbuds are Shure SCL3. 3.5mm stereo.
     
  8. bassmeknik

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    Re-reading your first post the patch cable should be modified to send signal to both ears, this can be purchased or diy'ed.
     
  9. bassmeknik

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    I'm pretty sure this will this do what you want.

    http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/27-320

    your stereo buds will plug in to the adapter and the male end of the adapter goes to your board (adapt to 1/4" or whatever the board Aux out is)...

    The end result is you are trying to send a mono signal from the Aux out to a stereo earbud. Send the earbud signal to both ears with some kind of adapter.
     
  10. bassmeknik

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  11. bassmeknik

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  12. sleepy_monkey

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    Thanks! Found one on Amazon too
     

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