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Old 4th June 2006, 07:48 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I've got another silly question. As I was about to order the EP2500 I saw this:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=248-722

So, do you guys have any opinions on using pro audio amps and equalizers in the home? All of these things use XLR inputs, so I'm assuming I have to buy XLR to RCA adapters, correct? Are there any problems with this setup?

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Old 4th June 2006, 07:49 PM   #2
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Do I need something like this?

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...TOKEN=75175494
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Old 4th June 2006, 07:50 PM   #3
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Hi guys,

I've got another silly question. As I was about to order the EP2500 I saw this:

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=248-722

So, do you guys have any opinions on using pro audio amps and equalizers in the home? All of these things use XLR inputs, so I'm assuming I have to buy XLR to RCA adapters, correct? Are there any problems with this setup?

Thanks.

I run all balanced stuff at home. If you look at lots of the amps that are currently being built on this forum, some have balanced inputs and some are singled ended. ( ie Rca ) You don't have to buy any thing special you can build your own adapters if some of your existing audio gear is RCA. My aleph amps ( pass labs designs ) are all balanced..
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Do I need something like this?

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...TOKEN=75175494

No, you can build this your self with a few wires a few rca connectors and some xlr connectors. If you need help / schematic i can draw one up for you.
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Old 4th June 2006, 08:03 PM   #5
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Yeah some help on building them would be great. Currently, all my stuff is RCA as its all home audio. Im adding the EP2500 to power 2 Snell SUB1800's that I just built, and I'm looking at something like that Behringer EQ as my old 6 band equalizer just crapped out.
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Yeah some help on building them would be great. Currently, all my stuff is RCA as its all home audio. Im adding the EP2500 to power 2 Snell SUB1800's that I just built, and I'm looking at something like that Behringer EQ as my old 6 band equalizer just crapped out.

Yup i can help no problem there. All you ned is the opposite xlr connector that is on the back of the eq that you buy.
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Old 4th June 2006, 08:54 PM   #7
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Very cool, now Ive got one last question. Im looking at these EQ's, and theres a version of that behringer that has "limiters" which is $180 and then theres one without "limitors" for $130. What the hell are limitors? Is it worth the extra 50 bucks? Also, is there any audio quality loss when converting from XLR to RCA? Does it make more sense to just buy a 6 band graphic equalizer for home audio for about the same price?

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Old 4th June 2006, 09:09 PM   #8
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Here are three urls that include discussion of balanced vs. unbalanced and connecting one to the other. The second one is the simplest. The other two have the same basic info plus gobs more.

http://www.rane.com/note151.html

and

http://www.mediacollege.com/audio/co...xlr-rca-1.html

and

http://home.comcast.net/~marcwhitney...g_whitlock.pdf
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Old 4th June 2006, 09:43 PM   #9
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How bout something like this?

http://www.audiogear.com/cgi-bin/sho...&preadd=action
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How bout something like this?

http://www.audiogear.com/cgi-bin/sho...&preadd=action

Exactly.. But it's cheaper to buy them from partsexpress and make them your self
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