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Summing Devices

If you have a stereo source (and do not require the features of a mixer) then you can consider a summing device. Except where noted: the following notes are not specific recommendations or endorsements.

XLR stereo source

XLR outputs

If your source is two XLR jacks you can use something like this:

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EWI MCB-201 2 Microphone Combiner


The output side is XLR so you will also need a converter or cable that is XLR female to Balanced ¼ inch jack Tip-Ring-Sleeve.

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Female XLR to 1/4" Male TRS Balanced Adaptor Cable (audiopile.net)


⅛ (3.5 mm) stereo source

⅛ inch (3.5 mm) stereo jack

If your source is a ⅛ (3.5 mm) stereo jack you can use something like this:

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Whirlwind Isopod


The output side is XLR so you will also need a converter or cable that is XLR female to Balanced ¼ inch jack Tip-Ring-Sleeve.

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Female XLR to 1/4" Male TRS Balanced Adaptor Cable (audiopile.net)


Thanks to Richard Mills for the suggestion.

RCA stereo source

RCA Stereo

If your source is stereo RCA you can use something like this:

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Whirlwind pcDI


The output side is XLR so you will also need a converter or cable that is XLR female to Balanced ¼ inch jack Tip-Ring-Sleeve.

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Female XLR to 1/4" Male TRS Balanced Adaptor Cable (audiopile.net)


OR

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ProCo iFace


The output side is XLR so you will also need a converter or cable that is XLR female to Balanced ¼ inch jack Tip-Ring-Sleeve.

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Female XLR to 1/4" Male TRS Balanced Adaptor Cable (audiopile.net)


Thanks to Dan Rosebach for the suggestion.

Do It Yourself

You can find schematics to build your own here: Why Not Wye