Mixer Left Output Only

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When using a mixer is some of the quality lost using just the left output?


Connecting a stereo mixer to a mono L1 . L1 Compact, L1 Model 1S, L1 Model 1S, F1 Model 812 Flexible Array Loudspeaker


Most small stereo mixers allow you to direct the inputs to one side or the other (two sides of the mixer).

  • When you pan an input up the middle, you are using both sides. The two outputs typically go to two powered loudspeakers.
  • When you pan all your inputs hard LEFT and then use the LEFT output, you are using one side of the mixer and in this situation, you are connecting that to a single powered loudspeaker. The quality should be just as good as using both sides of the mixer

The exception: If the mixer has stereo inputs (one channel with two inputs), panning hard to one side means you will lose the other side of the stereo pair.

See Stereo Mixer to Mono L1®

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