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3.5mm to XLR ?

MotorMog
Posts: 257
Looking for some advice please

I play in a jam band (old punks drinking club) with a rythm and lead guitarist using a drum machine and no vocals

The two guitarist have decided they want to have a bit of shouty action so we are going to need add an additional bit of kit

But at the same time we want toget rid of the amp that's running our drum machine so we have less to transport

An active wedge monitor looks to be the most cost effective route and most have a designated mic and line in with standard XLR connections

No problem for the mic but I am concerned about running the drum machine through the line XLR

The drum machine only has a 3.5mm stereo unbalanced output

Can i somehow connect this into a mono balanced XLR connection without any issues?
Sidsquishus
Posts: 1499
Sorry…no idea. 3.5 to XLR - is there even a cable/adapter?
MotorMog
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Sorry…no idea. 3.5 to XLR - is there even a cable/adapter?

http://www.kenable.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=1270

Have seen plenty of the above cable for sale but still cant get my head round how this would be capable of successfully carrying the signal without any interference or distortion
Sidsquishus
Posts: 1499
Stereo to mono and unbalanced to balanced….have you used the Support tab at kenable to ask this question? That's what I would do.

There's also a person I know of on TalkBass.com who could probably give you an informed, definitive answer. If you want, I'll tell you more. You would probably need to join TalkBass (it's free) and send the person a private message. In my experience, he's always been quick to respond, and very helpful. Cheers
Marko1960
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Well, to be totally honest and brutally frank, I havent got a clue!
IamMark
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Well, to be totally honest and brutally frank, I havent got a clue!
But, but you're the tech guy!!!

It's hopeless then.
Marko1960
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I have my limitations lol
MotorMog
Posts: 257
Have found an active monitor with xlr and phono inputs which will do the job http://www.gear4music.com/PA-DJ-and-Lighting/SubZero-350W-12-Active-Floor-Monitor-by-Gear4music/SIX

Cheers

Marko1960
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How about getting a drummer and a singer?
IamMark
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How about getting a drummer and a singer?
Too much hassle. Drummers drink too much, and singers are constantly whining and complaining.
MotorMog
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Quote: How about getting a drummer and a singer? Too much hassle. Drummers drink too much, and singers are constantly whining and complaining.


we had one enquiry from a drummer looking to play with us but he wanted to be financially compensated for his time

he was politely told to f**k off

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