I have a feeling that at least one of these questions has already been answered here since DJF 2.0 started. I did a search for "XLR" but it didn't give me the exact answer I needed. If any of these questions have been asked/answered before, I apologize for the redundancy. I feel like these are "things I should have already known," but here goes...
I recently got a used Xone:22 with a pre-installed Innofader, and I love it. However, I've noticed that the master outputs are strictly XLR, and I don't have a lot of XLR cables.
I have a gig coming up this weekend in which I am plugging my mixer into another company's amp/speaker system. Here are my questions:
1) I have some Accu-Cable 50-foot DMX cables, and I'm not using any DMX lighting at this event. Would it be okay to use those in place of XLR cables to connect my mixer to their amp?
2) I don't use monitor speakers; I never have. I always mix in my headphones. If I were to use the Xone's RCA monitor outs and run my audio with a long pair of decent RCA cables, then connect to their amps with a pair of RCA-to-1/4" adapters... would that work?
3) In the past, before the Xone, I used some regular 1/4" audio cables to send from my mixer to my amps, and then special 1/4" "speaker cables" to run the audio from the amps to the speakers. Are "speaker wires" okay to use between the mixer and the amplification equipment? Is there a major difference between "speaker wires" and normal 1/4" audio wire? (The reason I ask is this: If I can connect my mixer to my Aphex 204 Aural Exciter unit with a short pair of XLRs, I can then send the audio from the Aphex 204 to their amps with a pair of long speaker wires... and I'm wanting to make sure that's acceptable.)
Thank you very much in advance; I appreciate the assistance greatly!