L1® Compact / Connection from a Mixer
You can run a stereo source to the 1/8 input or the RCA jack inputs.
If you have a mixer with a ¼ jack output that can be switched to mono this should work well. You can used ¼ inch jack cables. Balanced or unbalanced will work fine.
If you have a stereo source use the 1/8 inch stereo connection or the RCA jack inputs. Examples of stereo sources:
- iPod or other personal stereo device
- Portable CD player
- Home stereo CD or Video deck
- Some DJ mixers use RCA Jack outputs
DO NOT use a stereo ¼ inch jack Tip-Ring-Sleeve connection. You may suffer significant signal loss. If you use a stereo source then use the 1/8 inch stereo connection or the RCA jack inputs.
You need a mono output from the mixer to L1 Compact Channel 2 ¼ inch jack
¼ inch jack Cables
You can use TS (Tip Sleeve) unbalanced cables, OR TRS (Tip Ring Sleeve) balanced cables. If the cable uses ¼ inch jack plugs and the ends are the same, then the cable should be fine.
NOTE: DO NOT use a stereo ¼ inch jack Tip-Ring-Sleeve connection. You may suffer significant signal loss. If you must make a stereo connection then use the 1/8 inch stereo connection or the RCA jack inputs.
¼ Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve (balanced) to ¼ Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve (balanced)
A balanced connection is preferred and will provide better noise rejection over greater distances than the unbalanced connection.
¼ Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve (unbalanced) to ¼ Inch Tip-Sleeve (unbalanced)
This should work fine but a balanced connection (immediately above) is preferred especially if you will have cable runs in excess of 20 feet (6 meters) or if you hear line noise, hum or hiss.
Channel 2 Connection from T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine Details