I just bought a Samson CL7 but havin probs connecting it to my Wharfedale R200 mixer which has a TRS Line in and XLR female to connect the mic to.
I bought an XLR cable (male-female) and connected the mic to the mixer but the TRS Line in is still empty and the mic is not working even though the phantom power is on.
What must I do? (I think its the TRS in but mic doesn't have TRS Jack only XLR) HELP PLEASE!!
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It depends on what you are trying to connect. The XLR would be a professional type microphone, it does not have phantom so a condenser mic will not work. The other inputs should match your stereo equipment. The output goes to your amp.
The Samson S-Mix is a miniature, rugged 5-channel audio mixer with 4-line inputs and a single XLR microphone input. The line inputs are comprised of two 1/4" phone and stereo RCA phono connections. Each input channel has a rotary volume control and the outputs include stereo RCA phono connectors and 1/4" TRS phone headphone output. The S-Mix is powered with an 18 volt AC adapter.
same issue here, my 6 inch woofer is good but the tweeter is not producing sound, i opened the box myself, theres not signal going to my tweeter, how can i check to see if its a wiring or other issues to diagnose myself? heres some pics
You are connecting a NOISY unbalnced line to a balanced input. Buy a DI box and then use an XLR to XLR to the mixer inout and run the MAC into the DI with "ground lifted". You will need to make a resistive mixer between the headphone jack and the DI as well. The headphone jack is STEREO. You COULD try a STEREO 1/8 inch splitter to 1/4 inch left and right cable... you MIGHT get away with that. Right now the left and right amps in the MAC are fighting eachother.
If you read the TRUE specs on this speaker it is really a 200 Watt RMS unit. Make sure you are using balanced lines to the speaker XLR or TRS cables. The mixer should NOT be a passive mixer as these do NOT generate true balanced lines. Make sure the mic can't "hear" the speaker or you may be getting supersonic feedback that is above your hearing range that saturates the amp. If *********** can't stand to be ain a 15 foot square room with teh level you are generating, it is TOO loud for this unit to handle.
The 1/4 inch should be a TRS (balanced connector) You should find pin 1 of the XLR to the sleeve of the TRS. Pin 2 of the XLR can connect to either the tip or the ring of the TRS and pin 3 of the XLR to the other TRS tip or ring. The line should be an audio interconnect line, balanced. If that doesn't work get back to me as there may be another problem. Make sure all interconnected equipment is powered from the same receptacle or power conditioner !!! Remember these subwoofers are WAY down in frequency so unless you have stuff down in the 50Hz or less range it won't do much. That is LOW...
Connection all depends on what type PA system you have. Here are the rules: Power this device from the SAME receptacle your mixer is powered by, even if it means running an extension cord. Use ONLY a balanced line from the mixer... either TRS cable or XLR cable.
on the mixxer, use the "mix" "L" and "R" outputs. use 1/4 inch instrument cables, and connect the mox L and R to the amp's "channel 1" and "channel 2 inputs". always turn the mixing board on first, and the amp second- when turning off turn off the amp first, and turn off the mixer second. start with the mixer levels at the lowest, with the amp levels about 1/2 to 3/4 up. slowly raise the mixer channels first and then the mixer main volume until you have an adequate volume.
You will need either powered speakers or an amplifier for the speakers. If you have powered speakers with built in amplifiers, use balanced audio connection cables from the MAIN outs of the mixer to the speakers, Use XLR or 1/4 inch TRS cables.
If you do NOT have powered speakers you will need amplifier as well and speaker cables in addition to the audio connection cables above.
The Samson CO2 is a condenser (also called capacitor) mic, and thus requires phantom power to operate. In order to apply phantom power, you must have a board capable of handling an XLR connection, and supply phantom power. Usually there is a switch located near the XLR-input jack on your board - if you post your sound board type, more help can be given.
I am not sure about that brand but on my Roland Speakers, the TRS jack lives inside the XLR. I first missed it. Take an XLR and try to connect. I can't imagine that they would not have XLR especially for studio monitors.
Also are your speakers passive or active, that is something that I would seriously at. No amplitude, low signal, no active.