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Old 19th April 2012, 11:16 PM   #11
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Then do the bit of research to find out if the various venues will be able to provide a feed from their mixer. If they cannot, then my idea becomes moot.
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Old 19th April 2012, 11:22 PM   #12
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In the process of doing exactly this as we speak.
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Old 17th May 2012, 01:41 AM   #13
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Hi guys, I have another hopefully simple question. The second trial of this poker gig is coming up this week and this venue has a different set up to the last. The floor commentators will be using a stand alone PA system (two speakers on stands with a wireless microphone) and I am hoping to be able to take that sound and bring it in and out of the broadcast at will. On the back of the speakers (which are powered I believe, as in they plug into the electricity socket on the wall) there is a line out option, both XLR and 1/4" jack. I am hoping I can simply plug a cable from one of these "line outs" into one of the microphone inputs on my mixer (which also has both 1/4" and XLR connections. The 1/4" says balanced or unbalanced) and fade the sound up and down as I need it. Does this sound feasible or could I possibly blow up my mixer, the speakers or both?
My mixer is a Behringer xenyx 1202 (pic here Chemical Ltd - XENYX 1202 Premium 12-Input 2-Bus Mixer with XENYX Mic Preamps and British Eqs).

Not sure what brand the speakers are but the set up at the back looked like this
http://www.djzone.net/pg/bm.pix/aa3.s800x800.gif

Also, any advice on what cables might be best to use for this purpose would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Rod
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Old 17th May 2012, 04:54 AM   #14
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"Line out" means a "line level" signal. That is the same sort of signal that would come from a tape deck or in fact from your mixer to a power amp. Line out is NOT the connection to a speaker.

A line out is a relatively strong signal, compared to the relatively weak microphone output. So if that output has a level switch, or a MIC/LINE switch, set it to MIC if you want to use a microphone input on your mixer. If you have a line level signal going into the mic input, it could be too strong for it. It wouldn;t hurt it, but might be a situation where if you just barely turn it up from zero, it is already too loud.

But if you have both mic inputs and line inputs on your mixer channels, you can select the line input jack.


How long a cable run from their powered speaker line out jack to your mixer? Balanced connections are preferred for longer cable runs. But if it is 20 feet or less, then even plain old unbalanced "guitar cord" connections will probably be OK.
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Old 17th May 2012, 05:04 AM   #15
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Enzo, your level of helpfulness goes well above and beyond the call of duty. As always, thankyou.
Just to clarify, the mic inputs on my mixer have the female XLR connector at the top and a 1/4" jack immediately underneath which says "Line In" and next to that "Balanced or unbalanced" (a good close up picture of it can be found here Chemical Ltd - XENYX 1202 Premium 12-Input 2-Bus Mixer with XENYX Mic Preamps and British Eqs). I also have eight other "Line in" channels (5/6 together, 7/8 together etc) which have two 1/4" jacks, one marked left and the other right. Would it be better to use one of these than the mic 1/4" input? Also, the speaker has both XLR and 1/4" connections for the line out....is it preferable to use one or the other? The cable will be no more than abut 10 feet long I suspect but I may go with balanced cable just in case.
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