Mixer to Two L1 Model II

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Connections Overview

The L1 Model II Analog Inputs are 1/4 inch (6.3 mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve balanced inputs.

Most modern mixers have balanced outputs. Please refer to the owners guide for your mixer to determine if the outputs are balanced.

These will be XLR
Yamaha mg10xu outputs XLR.jpg

or

1/4 inch (6.3 mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve
Yamaha mg10xu outputs 14trs.jpg

If your mixer has both kinds of outputs, use whichever is most convenient for you. There is no advantage to one over the other.

Connect a Third Party Mixer to Two L1 Model II

XLR Outputs

Mixer to L1 Model II XLR.jpg


The output from the Third Party Mixer is a balanced mono XLR and the input on the L1 Model II is a balanced mono 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve so use a cable like this.

XLR Female to 1/4" Male TRS  Cable.

XLR Female to 1/4" Male TRS Cable



1/4 inch (6.3 mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve Outputs

Mixer to L1 Model II 14trs.jpg


The output from the Third Party Mixer is a balanced mono 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve and the input on the L1 Model II is a balanced mono 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve so use a cable like this.

1/4" Male TRS to 1/4" Male TRS  Cable.

1/4" TRS Balanced Patch Cable (audiopile.net)



1/4 inch (6.3 mm) Tip-Sleeve Outputs

If your mixer has unbalanced 1/4 inch (6.3mm) Tip-Sleeve outputs you can use 1/4 inch (6.3mm) Tip-Sleeve cables. Unbalanced cable runs beyond twenty-five feet (7.6 meters) are not recommended. They may be subject to signal loss and line noise. For more information see: Balanced vs Unbalanced

L1 Model II Gain Staging

For each L1 Model II


L1 Model II Analog Input

The Analog input is a ¼ inch balanced input jack.

Model 1S Analog Input Detail.png


Analog input trim (volume, or gain) control

Setting the trim level on the Model II Power Stand is a one-time step. Once you have matched the output of the ToneMatch mixer to the input of the L1 you don't need to adjust it again.


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  1. Set the Trim control on the power stand to the 0 (zero) position.
  2. Connect the Third Party Mixer Main Output to the Analog Input
  3. Adjust the volume of the Third Party Mixer Main Output to the reference or nominal output level.
    • On analog consoles this may be marked as unity or 0 dB.
    • On digital consoles this may be marked as -18 dBFS[1][2]. The exact value (-18 dBFS to -20 dBFS) may vary depending your location[3].
    • Refer to the manual for the Third Party Mixer for details.
  4. While playing the source, increase the Trim level so that the Signal/Clip indicator glows green or yellow. This will probably be around 9:00-11:00 o'clock
  5. If the Signal/Clip indicator glows red, decrease the Trim level so that it glows only green or yellow.

Model 1S Analog Input