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"Y" Adapter?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mike Money, Dec 21, 2004.


  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    Alrighty...

    My mixer doesn't have a single main out, it has left and right main outs, and left/right control room outs...


    Is there some sort of adapter with 2 1/4" males i could plug into my outs that merge into a single 1/4'' female?

    The problem is, when I try to run the CD input, I only get audio from the left or right, depending on which line is running out to my amp....
     
  2. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    Something like this
    [​IMG]

    Musicians Friend sells them. I think that you can get them at Radio Shack as well.

    Its the same kind of cable they sell for Parker Guitars.
     
  3. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    It will depend on whether your amp input is stereo or mono. The cable above has a TRS (Tip Ring Sleave) input which is stereo. If your amp on has a mono 1/4 inch input, you will need a cable that "blends" the two signals together.

    The cable above keeps them separate, but only has one 1/4 plug input.
     
  4. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
  5. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    My amp is a mono input, i'd assume... so I would need something that would blend the 2 signals.
     
  6. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    Another Idea, I've had success with:

    You can always tap your TRS (Stereo) Headphone Out Jack from your mixer
    and just use a simple Radio Shack TRS Stereo male to TS Mono female 1/4" adapter ($2.99).

    [​IMG]

    Then just hook up with a regular Instrument Cable.
     
  7. fastplant

    fastplant

    Sep 26, 2002
    Connecticut
    Why can't you just use one of your main outs?

    *edit* didn't see the cd player part. You could always, use a stereo to mono adapter off the cd player and you won't have that problem.
     
  8. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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    Because it just doesnt sound as good...

    Although, I could borrow my buddies TKO... :p