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  • 2020-09-29

    So, I am using a XR18 and want to run the bus sends to headphones instead of monitors.  Are the mic input / through parallel?  If so I could use a standard XLR cable as a feed instead of building fem/fem adapter cables.  I assume I would hear the mix (albeit mono) in both sides of the headphones?  Using headphones would reduce noise picked up by the vocal mics when we record rehearsals.  This is the primary objective but could be applied live to in-ear applications as well.

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    • GuyOlsson
      Paul Vannatto I would suggest you use a Behringer P1 or P2 instead of the MA400
      • Sep 29
    • GuyOlsson
      GuyOlsson Other than being $180.00 plus $40.00 (and six months) shipping, and considering I need five units it sounds great. I'm sure its better but there is no ROI in it for me. You must work for Behringer sales department! lol
      • Sep 29
      • MA400 for rehearsal space and live off the floor recording
        Paul Vannatto The P1 costs $68.99 at Sweetwater and the P2 costs $38.99 - both in stock. NO I don't work for Behringer, but have 6 of the P1 and used them with a number of bands until I got the DP48
        • Sep 29
    • GuyOlsson
      GuyOlsson Can't find stock in North America. Can order direct from Manufacturer in China for less money and have it in four weeks. Trying to support local though.
      • Sep 29
    • GuyOlsson
      David Knighton Hello GuyOlsson,
      The appropriate connection to use with the MA400 would be the 'Monitor' input. The mic input is expecting a mic level signal, so if you send line level signal from the XR18 you will overload the mic input and it will probably sound terrible. What you need is a female xlr to 1/4" TS cable for a mono mix. See image below for proper pinout.
      • Sep 30
    • GuyOlsson
      David Knighton
      • Sep 30
  • IT IS SUPPOSED to be straightforward but for now, I don't know what's wrong with the setup. So I purchased the AMP800. I connected behind the AMP800 an "unbalanced" (one line on the connector) stereo L/R cable that I plugged a " balanced " 1/4 to 3.5mm cable to my cellphone plug (this is the source, the music from my cellphone). After that I connected in front of the AMP 800 (on channel A or 1) a "balanced" (2 lines on the connector) stereo 1/4 to 3.5mm adapter for my Bose headphones (the bose uses a 3.5mm plug). I tried so hard to figure out how to have a clean sound but nothing is working, the sounds is not clear nor high. When I pull a little bit the 1/4 to 3.5mm adapter, the sound is more stronger then when the adapter is fully pushed-in in the A or 1 jack hole. Do you have any solutions to the problem? Thank in advance :)!!
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    • Louis-Mathieu Léveillé
      Dave Morrison Although a stereo and balanced cable use the same connections, they are different and incompatible. The stereo signal from your phone are two unbalance connections. Unless you are using some sort of stereo unbalanced to balanced box, a stereo to dual unbalanced cable is the best solution (an aux cord with dual 1/4"). Pulling the jack out part-way is sending unbalanced signal.
      • Jun 23