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    i need to know if the top two connections (input right and left) are xlr connections or something other..

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    They are XLR
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    thanks!!!

    btw, what is the difference between xlr male/female and cinch male/female?
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    female has a hole and male has a plug

    xlr female ->
    xlr male ->
    chinch female ->
    male chinch ->
    jack female ->
    jack male ->
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    Quote Originally Posted by earl-panda View Post
    female has a hole and male has a plug
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    aren't the top two holes (above the "input l/r") RCA?
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    are they? doesn't look so for me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by weltraumpapst View Post
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    aren't the top two holes (above the "input l/r") RCA?
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    sorry my fault the 2 on the top are "stereo jack in"
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    but xlr to cinch which will go into the mixer should go well, right?

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    yap it works...i have 2 adapters at home in case i have to bring my own mixer to a club!
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    LMAO

    Took me ages to work out what people were referring to by "cinch", its caled an RCA Phono connection

    OK whats happening here is that every speaker system needs a "crossover" which is that part that splits the music up, taking the bass and sending it to the subs and taking the mid and sending it to the mid cones and the high frequencies and sending them to the horn or compression driver or whatever. Sometimes this is a stand alone unit in a rack with the amplifiers and sometimes as in this case its built into the speaker or subwoofer.

    So what you have to do here is take the main output of your mixer and put it first into the back of the sub (what your actually doing is feeding it into the crossover built into the sub).

    On the mixer side this will be your normal red and white Phono connections (or what everyone here is calling a chinch although in 12 years as a sound engineer and DJ i have never heard that name ) and on the subwoofer side you have two input choices, either Jacks which are the two top connections or XLRs which are the two 3 pin connections just below them. So you'll need either a cable that has two red and white phono's going to two jacks, or one that has two red and white phono's going to two XLRs. Either will work just whatever one you can get.


    (note jacks can also sometimes be called "Phone" connections from the days when big patchbays of them were used when wee women operators used to sit and manually make the connections for telephone calls, so don't get this confused with the red and white "Phono" with an 'o' connections, as in phonographic because they were developed by the phonographic record industry way back in the day.)


    Once the music signal is inside the subwoofer, the crossover will take the bass out and send it to the built in amplifier and then the subwoofer's speaker, and it'll put all of the mid and top frequencies back out of the bottom most connections (which are called "speakons") which you then link to your top speakers (and so you'll need two speakon to speakon leads for that bit).


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