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DJ Donnie Lewis
02-19-2012, 09:59 AM
Hooked into my board last night and there was a loooot of static produced. Never had the issue before and after adjustments no change. I ended up hooking into my mixer bypassing the board and it was crystal clear. Xlr cables an issue? Mixer it self?

Estacy
02-19-2012, 11:51 AM
what did you hook up into what and how? a bit more detail would be great

DJ Donnie Lewis
02-19-2012, 02:21 PM
Xlr out of my mixer into 1/4" in on the board. Xlr out of the board to the xlr in on my speakers. I hadn't had a problem with the 1/4" to xlr before tonight but that's the only cable I didn't double chrck

Estacy
02-19-2012, 04:31 PM
any cable (especially cheap ones) can break, which would result in a bad connection and all kinds of unwanted noises. so check the cable, it might be that.

avguy
02-19-2012, 04:47 PM
Balanced to unbalanced to balanced.
Use an adapter instead of just a cable which is much easier to damage.
http://www.audiopile.net/products/Adaptors_Connectors/Adaptors/XLR_Transformer/CA-321/CA-321_cutsheet.shtml

DJ Donnie Lewis
02-19-2012, 07:00 PM
I don't think the cable is broken. I bought it 3 weeks ago and used it twice. I will look at the adapter. Probably is this poop connection

windspeed36
02-22-2012, 02:01 AM
Open the mixer up and take a look around if it isn't the cable

DJ Donnie Lewis
02-22-2012, 08:21 AM
I was actually just thinking about that