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How to connect the amp,too many inputs and outputs

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I really hope u can help me,i have 2 basic speakers with connections in the back for the amp leads to go into,but i am really struggling with what wires i put into the amp and in which connections and then really, really struggling with which connections i need to come out of the amp to go to my speakers.
I have a Carlsbro 150w power module and it has an Output hole of which im guessing is where the speaker connection goes,but on the front of the amp i have 6 channels,each with a hole which is black that says HIGH Z,and also a red hole that says BALANCED LOW Z,and next to it i have two buttons with REV and FX.At the other end of the amp ,ive got another red hole that says REMOTE SWITCH and 2 black holes that say EFFECTS ,SEND and RETURN.Do i need these? I just dont know where to put my output line from my mixer to the amp.PLLLLLLLEEEEEEAAAAASSSSSSEEEE HELP.Im tearing my hair out.

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    Duncan,
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    If i now manage to mix some music together that resembles anything like a dj,(!!!!!!!) i will indeed include you in my royalties when i get paid..lol...Thankyou so much...: )

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I'll try to help you step by step from your question. My answers will be in all caps. Here we go.

I really hope u can help me,i have 2 basic speakers with connections in the back for the amp leads to go into,but i am really struggling with what wires i put into the amp and in which connections and then really, really struggling with which connections i need to come out of the amp to go to my speakers.
I have a Carlsbro 150w power module

(THIS SOUNDS LIKE A PA AMP AND NOT A CONSUMER STYLE AMP, IS THAT TRUE?)

and it has an Output hole of which im guessing is where the speaker connection goes

(IF IT IS LABELED OUTPUT THEN IT IS INDEED A SPEAKER OUTPUT CONNECTION)

,but on the front of the amp i have 6 channels,each with a hole which is black that says HIGH Z,and also a red hole that says BALANCED LOW Z,

( THESES ARE MICROPHONE AND OR GUITAR INPUT JACKS AND MOST OFTEN YOU WOULD USE THE HIGH Z (meaning impedence) INPUT FOR A MICROPHONE

and next to it i have two buttons with REV and FX

THESE ARE FOR REVERB AND EFFECTS CONTROLS OR INPUTS. YOU DON'T NEED THESE FOR JUST A VERY BASIC SETUP.

.At the other end of the amp ,ive got another red hole that says REMOTE SWITCH

DISREGARD REMOTE CONTROL SWITCH JACK

and 2 black holes that say EFFECTS ,SEND and RETURN.Do i need these?

DISREGARD THESE TOO

I just dont know where to put my output line from my mixer to the amp.

IT WILL GO INTO THE BALANCED LOW Z INPUT, BUT IT MAY ACTUALLY BE TOO HOT A SIGNAL(signal strength too high), LOOK FOR SOMETHING LIKE A TAPE INPUT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT ON YOUR FRONT PANEL. IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING LIKE THAT THEN YOU MAY NEED TO USE AN ADAPTER DEVICE THAT WILL KNOCK DOWN YOUR SIGNAL STRENGTH TO THE RIGHT LEVEL FOR A MICROPHONE INPUT AND THEN PLUG IT INTO THE BALANCED LOW Z INPUT.

PLLLLLLLEEEEEEAAAAASSSSSSEEEE HELP.Im tearing my hair out.

HOPE THIS HELPS. GOOD LUCK

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