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XlR, TLS, Neutrik

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by baddarryl, Mar 14, 2009.


  1. baddarryl

    baddarryl Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2008
    Cape Fear!
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Neutrik is a brand, not a connector. You may be thinking of Speakons, which are made by Neutrik--those are for connecting to speakers.

    XLR and TRS work the same way as each other, it's just three wires in the cable and three connections on the plug (and in the jack). That said, XLR is better than TRS because it has more contact area, and connects more securely.

    Frequencies of bass don't matter for normal cables, and the cable manufacturers that claim otherwise are lying. Straight up.

    For DI to board, just get a basic XLR mic cable, a ProCo or Whirlwind or similar. That's all you need.
     
  3. baddarryl

    baddarryl Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2008
    Cape Fear!
    Thanks.
     
  4. +1 to basic XLR mic cable. Might want to tag it as yours, to avoid mixups when Sound is cleaning cables off the stage.
     
  5. TimmyP

    TimmyP

    Nov 4, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    The sound crew should provide the cable and/or DI.
     
  6. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    The OP's post didn't sound to me like he has a sound crew. :p
     
  7. TimmyP

    TimmyP

    Nov 4, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Ah - I missed recording. A mic (Audix D4 or Heil PR40), and a DI (Avalon U5, Radial anything).
     
  8. scootron

    scootron

    Jul 17, 2007
    Moved to Texas
    What output are you coming out of from your amp? That makes a difference. You will come out of your amp with whatever connector your output is. If you have an XLR out, you may not even need the DI. Some bass amps have a direct out from which you can go directly from the amp to the board with a mic cable. Some amps have a line level out from which you can use an instrument cable from the amp into your DI and a mic cable from the DI to the board. Some amps don't have a line level out, only a speaker level out; from which you would use speaker cable into a speaker level DI. From the DI, you would use speaker cable out of the through-put back to the speaker, and a mic cable from the stepped down out to the board.
     
  9. baddarryl

    baddarryl Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2008
    Cape Fear!
    I have an Ashdown MAG C210T-300 which has all three you mentioned. We have it worked out now. XLR to the board standard mic cable sounds just fine. Thanks all.
     

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